MAYWOOD, Ill. -- Valentine’s Day has turned into a day of indulgences. Whether swimming in the eyes of the one you love over a luscious dinner or drowning your loneliness in a box of chocolates, Valentine’s Day can be a big road bump on your path to better health and fitness.
“Valentine’s Day stirs up lots of emotions and anxiety,” said Cristina Harder, a registered, licensed dietitian. “But there are ways you can keep yourself in check and still make it through the holiday without ruining your healthy eating plan.”
Harder suggests a few ways to stay on track on Valentine’s Day.
In one hour a person can burn approximately:
However, sometimes the desire for conversation hearts and chocolates can be hard to resist.
“If you really want to enjoy Valentine’s Day candy have smaller portions,” Harder said.
“The following only have 100 calories. They will satisfy a sweet tooth without killing a diet."
“If you overindulge, just get back on track as soon as you can. A minor dietary mishap is only a bump in the road and should not derail your efforts,” Harder said.
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