Local dietitian offers tips

Q&A with Lisa Eaton Wright, registered dietitian, adjunct instructor at Benedictine University in Lisle and spokesperson for the Illinois Dietetic Association.  Q: Why do people eat more around the holidays?

A: People tend to eat more around the holidays simply because there are more eating opportunities. It is the holiday season after all, and celebrations tend to revolve around food. It’s important to note that there are some studies that show the average weight gain during the winter holidays is just one pound. Unfortunately, eating more around the “holidays” means more than just Thanksgiving and Christmas — the holiday season extends through the New Year.  read more

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