It helps to view foods not strictly as 'good' or 'bad' but rather as a spectrum of options, with the goal being to make smart choices
Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) December 11, 2008
Lady of America, the leader in women's health and fitness facilities across the nation, is helping women exercise good nutrition habits this holiday season by creating a list of foods to avoid during the holidays. This time of year people's schedules become very hectic and eating healthy isn't always an option.
"It helps to view foods not strictly as 'good' or 'bad' but rather as a spectrum of options, with the goal being to make smart choices," said Jillian Sanchez, Director of Operations for Lady of America. "If your restrictions are too rigid, you increase the likelihood of getting frustrated and giving up control."
Lady of America compiled a list of typical foods found at holiday dinners, corporate parties and social gatherings to pinpoint which to avoid. Between sweets, drinks, dinners and more, you can't always eat healthy, but you can avoid the tricky things that will stick with you for months after the celebrations.
Sanchez noted, "During holiday times people are put out of their routines, they have parties for work, friends and networks they belong to. Lady of America understands that you may not be able to eat what your diet is telling you, but we wanted to create a list of what's really bad, and what people really need to avoid,"
What to Watch Out For This Holiday Season:
- Egg Nog
- Candy Canes
- Potato Latkes
- Heavy Cream or Cheese Dips
- Baked Goods
- Dressed up sweet potato pies
- Alcohol - if you have to stick to 1 glass of red wine per day at most
- Fried hors d'oeuvres
Deciding what you're going to eat before you sit down is the key to success. Try to enjoy the company you are with, without spoiling your weight loss efforts.
Lady of America Fitness Centers offer a complete workout experience to help their members achieve their fitness goals. The women-focused centers were first in their competitive set to provide Zumba classes to members, and strength and toning equipment designed specifically to fit women's smaller frames. Lady of America's full-service clubs also feature Pilates, Yoga and aerobics classes alongside amenities such as sauna, tanning, free childcare, massage, personal training and more.
About Lady of America Franchise Corporation for Women's Fitness
For over 20 years, Lady of America Franchise Corporation (LOAFC), franchisor of the LOA Fitness for Women, Lady of America, Ladies Workout Express, Workout Express and Health Clubs of America fitness centers, has been an innovator in the constantly evolving business of women's fitness and health. Lady of America Franchise Corporation was established in 1984 with the goal of providing a dynamic and supportive environment to hundreds of thousands of women working on their fitness and lifestyle goals in a safe and comfortable setting while enjoying the company and support of other women. Today LOAFC is one of the largest chains for women's fitness centers with over 400 franchises in operation across 45 states and nine countries.