How much should I exercise after eating holiday favorites?

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Question from RachelInNY: If I eat all my favorites — stuffing, mashed potatoes, pie, coffee, etc. — how much time should I put in on the treadmill the next day, or maybe I should be asking about the next week or so?
Answers - Larissa Korde The key to healthy living is not to focus on one particular day or one particular experience, but to focus on keeping up with your exercise routine as much as you can over several months, not just 1 week. So, knowing that the holiday season is coming up, I would just encourage you to stick with your exercise program as you're doing it and not just focus on 1 day.
Diana Dyer, M.S., R.D. Enjoy your favorite foods, but be thoughtful about portion sizes. Start with small portions of each of your favorite foods and give yourself time to see how full you get and how full you feel before automatically filling your plate so full it's spilling over the edges.

The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Nutrition Through the Holidays featured Diana Dyer, M.S., R.D. and Larissa Korde, M.D., M.P.H. answering your questions about what and how much to eat when holiday treats abound.

Editor's Note: This conference took place in October 2009.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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