But starting today, let's shoot to make sure that we're getting those five or more servings of fruits and vegetables every day -- with emphasis on the higher-fiber, lower-sugar -- known as low-glycemic -- vegetables if you can. (Five bananas, for example, doesn't cut it, folks!!)
Vegetables and fruit have fewer calories than most other foods and are much more nutritious. (Remember, though, a piece of apple pie, or candied yams with marshmallows do NOT count as a fruit or vegetable!!) Aim for the higher fiber fruits and vegetables -- that will help you feel full, and fiber helps blunt the effect of carbohydrates. Fiber is also great for thyroid patients, who may need more roughage in the diet.
So, promise yourself that before you'll indulge in any holiday "goodies," you'll first eat your five-a-day.