CATEGORY

Everything in Moderation

Written by Ahuva Kutner on Wednesday, 21 December 2011. Posted in Tips And Tricks

Chanukah is here! However, the festive excitement in the air may be mixed with worry and nerves for the dieters among us—or even those of us just watching our waistlines.  With all the deep-fried donuts, oily latkes, Chanukah chocolate coins, and various other mouthwatering desserts and dishes awaiting us at our Chanukah parties (likely to be loaded with heavy cream, margarine, and everything else we’ve been so carefully avoiding), how on earth will we survive the temptation?

Have no fear—with the following useful and practical tips, you can allow yourself to enjoy the delicious delights of Chanukah without gaining those dreaded pounds:
 
1. Moderation is the key. Don’t go to any party with that strict, forbidding voice in your head: “Don’t even dream of taking a single bite of latkes/donuts/cookies/cake/ice cream or pasta!!” You know this is not realistic, and the moment you cheat and convince yourself ‘the piece is so tiny, definitely not counted,’ the game’s over—and you’ve lost your self-control. Instead, go with the attitude that you’ll allow yourself ONE small portion of TWO desserts of your choice, but that’s all.
 
2. Plan ahead. Choose wisely what you eat the day of your party and save those extra, discretionary calories for the treats you’ll be rewarded with later on. Eat small, frequent meals consisting of fruit, vegetables, low-fat dairy, lean meats and proteins, and whole grain carbohydrates. 
 
3. Don’t come hungry. All those diet-busters we mentioned will be much more likely to whet your appetite if your stomach is grumbling when you walk through the door. Plan ahead, and have a small healthy snack some time before the party (i.e. a small fruit, string cheese, granola bar, yogurt, or crackers with peanut butter or cottage cheese).  Also, drink a glass or two of water.
 
4. Listen to your body. When you start feeling full, take a break from the food, even if you still haven’t managed to sample every dish on the table. You can always pack up some of the many bound-to-be leftover offerings and enjoy a ready-made lunch or dinner the next day.
 
5. Pair up. Find yourself a “Party Buddy” to whom you’ll recount all that you ate at the party, and she’ll do the same for you. When you know you’re being held accountable for what you eat—and that you’ll need to share with her every last item you touched—you’ll definitely be more conscious about your food choices, and are likely to eat much less. 
 
6. Exercise! Make sure you get a full 30-60 minutes of physical activity every day of Chanukah to make up for the extra calories coming in from those extra treats. 
 
7. And…Loosen up. Enjoy yourself—it’s Chanukah! Even if these 8 days are a bit tough on your diet, don’t despair or let it take away from your joy of Chanukah.  Don’t restrict yourself too much, as that often backfires, but do crack down right after Chanukah and get back on track with your healthful, balanced eating.

Social Bookmarks

About the Author

Ahuva Kutner

Ahuva Kutner is a Registered Dietitian who runs a private practice in Lakewood, NJ counseling clients on a wide range of nutrition topics including weight loss, healthy dietary and lifestyle habits, and diabetes management. She may be reached at 732-703-1210 or ahuvakutner@gmail.com.  

Comments (0)

Leave a comment

Please login to leave a comment.

JJextensions Developed by JJExtensions
RADesign Designed by RADesign
zest CookKosher is a Zest Group project
caverta drug store online acutane india suppliers how much is lisinopril tablets difference between generic and brand viagra amoxil 125mg/5ml comes in a 100ml bottle is precose legal in uk buy pilex online cheap what is bactrim ds prescribed for dog anxiety medication xanax quiero comprar trental what is feldene d tofranil precio mexico organic pomegranate extract buy finpecia greece zofran generic cost walmart parlodel uk motilium on line in the india azulfidine side effects ra pharmaceutical companies in india buy femara 15mg online epivir-hbv generic 2013 drugs canada drugs compazine with prescription bactrim in usa what is diamox pills used for what does cephalexin 500mg treat dove si possono comprare le bacche di acai depakote reviews for seizures what is kamagra 100mg oral jelly used for wellbutrin withdrawal effects nymphomax 10 mg cost avodart low dose birth control olanzapine spain over counter what is the medicine augmentin used for costco pharmacy vermox price diamox shortage buy saw palmetto nz mexican pharmacy no prescription online pill rx health order biaxin products kamagra oral jelly pill shortage vardenafil pharmacies is there a generic form of prilosec generic paxil cr forum synthroid side effects wikipedia generic form of lotrisone tegretol brand vs generic benicar 5mg without prescription cheap trimox usa what is lotensin tablets genuine tadacip best price buy biaxin inhaler canada how long does it take for promethazine hydrochloride to work can you buy chlamydia pills over the counter where can i get some arimidex amoxicillin 500mg pregnancy purchase topamax 25mg online pharmacy uk nizoral azithromycin z-pack 250 mg tab buy hytrin 10 singulair generic available aurochem laboratories i private limited mumbai pariet on the internet what family of drugs is cipro in levitra preiswert kaufen buying prozac online no prescription non generic order adalat online best online cialis store com review codeine promethazine syrup australia sarafem over the couter antabuse side effects liver apcalis sx 20mg boots pharmacy online usa nexium over the counter 2010 can you buy cheap flovent gasex tablets side effects buy cheap order atacand billig evista online kaufen buy compazine fast shipping discount canadian pharmacy zofran comprar acai original is it safe for women to use viagra is there a generic for xenical buy kamagra gold online with mastercard order aleve online in usa renagel 800 uses can you get high off snorting lexapro furosemide pharmacy best generic cozaar sites comprar viagra sin receta en espan~a diclofenac india brands cozaar online uk plavix online canada cheap plavix75mg. rocaltrol 0.25 mcg 20 capsulas acheter pas cher cleocin furosemide without prescription miami ambien side effects in women delivery buy diclofenac cash online sale of lioresal levitra canada drugs when did clozaril become generic what does ventolin does bentyl uk boots augmentin medication where to buy florida cafergot pharmacy mexico hydrochlorothiazide where to get tretinoin 0,025 pct side effects of nitrofurantoin mono mac 100mg synthroid 25 mg price is mail order noroxin safe us online pharmacy no prescription rocaltrol viagra jelly sale 100mg cheap zyban canada prescription overnight pharmacy lasix rank these magnetic fields from weakest to strongest order calan online in usa indian drama adalat 2012 ezetimibe 10 mg simvastatin 40 mg donepezil 10 mg vs 23 mg beconase aqueous nasal spray wiki where is prednisone metabolized lamictal coupons 2012 what is staxyn 10 mg med cab finpecia non prescription doxazosin pharmacy jodie marsh slimming tablets reviews ciprobay drugs without prescriptions canada buy propecia canada pharmacy canadian pharmacy online best atrovent nasal spray over the counter proventil no prrescription getting cozaar in australia para que se usa cefadroxilo roxithromycin on line purchase alesse cost comparison zyrtec medicine side effects cefixime no prescription viagra levitra compared optimmune ointment for dogs bystolic medications luvox canada head office nizagara for daily use canada online tinidazole with no prescription cam you buy diflucan over the counter in in order retino-a cream 0,025 online purchasing rumalaya liniment online uk buy dramamine less drowsy formula what does astelin treat zerit max dose benicar drug schedule can diclofenac pot get you high overnight erection packs 2 acidity amaryl uses medication no prescription online pharmacy phentermine when will there be a generic for aricept risperdal 1 mg tablet order topamax online with visa purchase bactrim 800 mg hair transplant without propecia different types of drugs used in sports topamax lawsuit side effects is it illegal to order generic zyloprim canadian buy glucotrol xl buy cephlahexin side effects of long term use of alli comprar flagyl er online cheapest place to buy tricor uk drugs law cannabis what is lithium used for in psychology hoodia gordonii buy online how long does it take to get pregnant on dostinex prednisone deltasone 20 mg tablet is zanaflex better than flexeril bactrim daily use reviews how much will cialis soft cost promethazine hcl 25 mg recreational use what dosages does risperdal come in how much is cialis daily use buy phentermine tablets uk viramune sublingual dosage top 10 online tetracycline sites non generic doxycycline achat viagra en ligne how to order mestinon buy cytotec 10 buy trazodone capsules generic sildenafil viagra celebrex order in the us purchasing phexin online uk skelaxin usa avalide discounts urispas online forum dramamine dose for cats where in houston can i purchase alli zithromax over the counter cvs levlen dosage instructions allegra online cheap motilium for sale philippines robaxin from uk saw palmetto where can i buy it malegra dxt plus buy zenegra 5 ciplox with no rx lopressor over the counter spc methotrexate 2.5mg buy periactin discount what is altace drugs buy seroflo without a prescription from canadian pharmacy avandamet online in usa requip lawsuit alphagan tablets uses what types of viagra plus are there elavil online ordering is it safe to buy antabuse online how to get kamagra gold on line what is the recommended dose of metformin for pcos tetrecycline for dogs canada is it illegal to order nolvadex abilify without a transcript prescription buy mobic low cheap price buy 1 accutane mg cod purchase albendazole 200 mg over the counter drug similar to prednisone augmentin pharmacy price get avodart prescription online what does minocycline cure peut on acheter de l;aspirine sans ordonnance coumadin brand name in india buy abilify canada generic viagra forum health brand reviews how to use levitra plus can get prednisone over counter generic fluoxetine prozac promethazine tablet sale tadalafil 20mg tablets diarex tablets revia dose canadian online pharmacy for brand levitra buy tenormin discount aborto por pastillas cytotec consecuencias alphagan legal us will amoxicillin cure chlamydia in men increasing luvox dose nexium 40mg capsules information isoniazid lowest price what symptoms does aleve help where to purchase brand amoxil buy aceon without rx low dose aspirin for migraine prophylaxis in women erection packs 2 mg canadian rx generic celebrex uk paypal estrace rxlist lamictal looking for pfizer looks at lipitor over counter wsj order amantadine online with visa v-gel online usa buy mevacor pills aspirin cheap uk is there a generic for children;s claritin dulcolax for sale australia buy periactin online with mastercard buying cialis online legal buy alesse 18 online how long does it take for atacand to take effect reliable online drugstore phenergan uk boots benicar generic viagra usage women can you buy viagra over the counter in london prescription can we trust glucophage online buy erection packs 2 visa diflucan where to buy in canada renagel australia celexa medicine online celebrex 10 mg elimite lowest price best place to buy zerit trazodone from usa purchase live crawfish paroxetine price where to buy amoxicillin online with no prescription paxil generic name buy crestor quick buy suprax cefixime online gonorrhea buy viagra melbourne shop where can i buy a tricorn post cycle therapy viagra professional kamagra generic pharmacy diakof without script how much does motrin cost without insurance order clomid online does medicare cover the cost of viagra amoxil uk online prometrium online sales buy capoten usa suprax without a script cheapest place to buy flagyl er buy online ginette-35 generic cheap minocycline no prescription which uk site to buy omnicef antabuse side effects alcohol adalat retard price what is the medicine cardizem used for online pharmacy courses in usaa norvasc canada overnight delivery myambutol coupons what is the usual dose for synthroid order levothroid 120 mg list of mnc pharmaceutical companies in india minocycline 100mg prices half price ginette-35 what does a digoxin pill look like furosemide dose acute renal failure myambutol for sale philippines nizoral 200mg this american life lariam number of drug stores in canada where can you buy hoodia gordonii plus original doxycycline online shallaki online order prometrium online in us ciprofloxacin suspension spc natural erection pills uk buy zebeta from india best benfotiamine prices vitamin b1 tetracycline without a script 500mg norfloxcin cephalexin uk pharmacies where you can buy viagra olanzapine teva 5mg is lady era a prescription drug is robaxin a prescription drug online viagra prescriptions from doctors can celexa be substituted for lexapro tetracycline hydrochloride fisher what does a medrol dose pack look like bactrim woldwide shipping low price zovirax uk what dosages does avapro come in purchase geriforte syrup cheap buy emsam from canada evista max dose cheap cozaar 100 mg side effects of flomaxtra xl zofran side effects pregnancy long term side effects of sustiva buy cordarone without rx buy cheap viagra blog trazodone 50 mg tabletas generic cordarone no prescription diamox canadian online online generic roxithromycin generic cialis cheap india 1 direction best place to buy mirapex brand advair diskus cost comparison nortriptyline pamelor weight gain how long to take coumadin for dvt sildenafil blueberry 100 mg uk ginette-35 non perscription countries pharmacy has best price nexium where to buy elavil online without rx cheap levitra super active no prescription how to get premarin post cycle therapy tamoxifen phone in order for neurontin motilium on the internet tenormin patient reviews buy aciphex astrailia casodex generic cost cialis soft paypal cefadroxil 1a pharma 1000 mg tabletten buy over the counter robaxin online can you buy betapace prescription lanoxin delivery uk triamcinolone acetonide cream usp .1 uses what is arava drugs canadian pharmacy danazol metoprolol dose acls where is the cheapest place to buy lexapro over the counter aspirin for dogs nolvadex or clomid for pct synthroid suppositories buy plavix sale buy trental 20 rosuvastatin patent australia can you take clomid without a doctor buy zestoretic tablets online best place buy prednisolone pct costco canada pharmacy drug prices buying grifulvin v for dogs vasodilan discount comprar nizoral portugal zofran odt 8 mg price augmentin bid 1000 mg kullanim sekli cyklokapron canada head office acquistare plendil in italia zovirax ordering online pharmacy pharmacies buy accutane canada drugs cipro weight gain promethazine 25 mg street price diclofenac sodium generic name pletal 100mg tablet how long does it take for paxil side effects to wear off differin cream australia buy brand rumalaya forte mexican pharmacies online no prescription viagra purchase lexapro 5mg differin reviews makeupalley prazosin tablets for sale free male enhancement without credit card buy tadalis sx boots pharmacy cheap anafranil buy online elimite looking for levitra professional shop billig aristocort online kaufen buyers of celexa canada zetia prescription coupon india online cheap lotrisone buy aricept no prescription fast delivery shatavari order canada aciclovir on line fastest probalan uk delivery is there a generic drug for differin actos drug side effects walmart canada pharmacy student program buy amaryllis kits brand zoloft for sale clonidine tablets high blood pressure cheap kamagra oral jelly online generic allopurinol overnight pharmacy what is the generic for amaryl sildenafil citrate 100mg kaufen generic zyrtec prices buy benicar olmesartan 20 mg generic ginseng cost canadian generic from vasodilan singulair canada buy albenza order by phone pastillas xerograx 120 mg provera prices cvs zoloft without prescriptions pharmacy cash buy alesse levitra professional no prescription discounts pharmacy tetracycline antibiotics side effects can you buy micardis in ireland why is there a shortage of over the counter prevacid where to buy cytoxan in canada safely can you buy viagra over the counter in singapore blopress plus side effect what is terramycin made of how to take luvox how long does citalopram take to have effect what is prednisone tablets used for where to buy benadryl for dogs pulmicort budesonide respules where do i buy chloroquine retail cost of avapro lowest price finpecia beat way to order effexor xr purchasing viagra in singapore how long do i wait after eating to take synthroid seroflo drug schedule duphalac over counter cost of probalan without insurance purchase cheap tadapox online what is septilin for cost of synthroid without insurance 2013 prograf discount card fast cardizem delivery septilin for sale how much does celebrex cost without insurance lipitor lawsuit canada safe buy neurontin online mestinon lawsuit alesse on line purchase 100mg clomid ovulation pain drug market order zyban motilium 10mg dosage forest pharmaceuticals discount pet pharmacy in canada list of pain pills that get you high proscar vs propecia online ponstel purchase buy antabuse 20 augmentin drugstore cheap ventolin canada erythromycin shelf life toxic wellbutrin new zealand generic uk paypal zyban emsam patch for anxiety is there such thing as viagra for women long does redness last after accutane glucophage online usa donde puedo comprar nizoral eurax in usa buy liposafe lowest price can you get pregnant while taking cipro nike air max men;s mvp mid molded how to take ventolin nebule where to give haldol injection what is atacand used for purple pharmacy prices provera doctors online is generic elocon effective is there any medicine to help gain weight generic citalopram india erythromycin over the counter pill over the counter viagra substitute cvs customer support accutane isotretinoin roaccutane 101 best brand viagra prices discount sildenafil effexor xr generic effects common side what is allopurinol sandoz used for healthy mango salsa salmon pulmicort inhaler online protonix noprescrition needed usa online pharmacy seroquel usa cvs prices 24 hour pharmacy near menlo park moduretic without prescription pills cardizem over the counter prednisone generic release date para que se usa mobic side effects of provera in pregnancy how to get meclizine in australia buy uroxatral boots pharmacy rachael ray and lipothin rx relief card adderall lisinopril prinivil zestril information siberian ginseng in canada benzac online overnight shipping decadron capsules astepro 0.15 vs astelin use alesse coupon online ordering brand levitra generic 20mg can u get high snorting gabapentin what is apo citalopram 20mg used for what is liv 52 drugs reviews on tamoxifen lotensin cheap canada pharmacy can you buy avodart online capsulas alli para adelgazar precio generic zyban uk purchase aciclovir cheap what is the drug calan buy allegra from india medrol without prescription buy amoxicillin cheap online no prescription lotrisone pill shop discount code prometrium how to use for pregnancy what is prilosec medication used for diflucan low dose birth control best drugstore face powder for oily skin cheapest place to buy digoxin buying lexapro indinavir online legally wellbutrin weight loss reviews yellow xanax bars street price generic olanzapine us lawrence walter pharmacy india buy lopressor online overnight doxycycline hyclate solubility in water sundown naturals water pills reviews relafen 500 mg espanol purchase arava online getting atrovent in australia nizoral 40 mg pharmacy neurontin no prescription canada viagra plus buy without cholestoplex generic canada order advair diskus on line usa what is acai berry made of methotrexate medication for rheumatoid arthritis long term side effects of strattera in children pham ngu lao drugs ultra low dose zyrtec saw palmetto brands india viagra de 50g e 100g buy cafergot online from australia sominex 100 buy lynoral usa Purchase adalat 2 pharmacy buy suhagra 20 quando usare il coumadin is generic colchicine effective acheter alliance maroc viagra canada cheapest amoxil for purchase sale lotensin online prescription cheap cefixime india himplasia usa where to buy cheap generic vpxl the pharmaceutical press generic viagra testimonials what is zantac for cats roaccutane online no prescription amitriptyline spain over counter buy speman india combivent shop net combivent birth control online uk feldene ordering no prescription buy online retino-a cream 0,025 generic compare prices midamor triamcinolone side effects rash us wesites selling clomid tablets liv 52 discount voucher triderm krema buy abilify tablets mexico order ditropan canadian cod overnight doxycycline hyclate 100mg capsule is used for accutane wikip alli 60 mg 120 count viagra professional buy australia where is purim in the bible safe buy vasodilan online hoodia 1000 review avalide dosage rxlist fucidin online meds actoplus met generics pioglitazone united states online pharmacy no prescription can i order isoniazid no prescription in the usa what types of prevacid are there buy cordarone singapore brand trimox buy where to buy alli 2012 prometrium tablets for purchase pravachol uk brand name what is estrace used for what is cystone pills used for nexium over the counter 2012 benadryl order by phone lloyds pharmacy pyridium on line for sale no script take tamoxifen steroids research grade nitrofurantoin buy lasix online safely allopurinol results forum nizoral shampoo where to buy walgreens midamor shop net atorvastatin dose relafen over the counter equivalent nizagara reviews for men reglan without pharmacy diabetes drug metformin reverses weight gain from antipsychotic drugs amantadine for sale online keppra xr 750 mg tablet dulcolax lawsuit canada drug market order hyzaar what over the counter drug is similar to protonix healthy solutions weight management program cheap tamoxifen what is estrace made from methotrexate pregnancy category buy viagra sublingual with no rx the online drugstore erythromycin costco milton keynes membership trileptal dosage recommended online claritin purchase cost of femara common z pack side effects buy cymbalta next day generic evista overnite shipping cheap yagara no prescription suprax without prescription canada madhubala desi tashan 8 march 2013 vantin with no rx norvasc medication used soviclor aciclovir crema side effects for men taking clomid altace for sale usa which uk site to buy desyrel