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Watch Your Weight While Watching TV

When the weather is cold, I just want to stay in my house and watch TV. I usually snack when I watch TV, and I often gain weight during the winter months. Do you have any ideas?
Watch Your Weight While Watching TV

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Getting enough exercise and eating healthfully are just as important in the winter as during the other seasons. Kids need 60 minutes of physical activity and adults need 30 minutes of physical activity on most days of the week, regardless of the temperature.

If you like to have snacks while watching TV, make them count toward a healthful diet.

  • Have some crunchy carrots, apples, or other fruits and vegetables.
  • Make some popcorn and sprinkle with a savory seasoning, such as Cajun spice.
  • If you like store-bought crackers or other snacks, be sure to measure a portion into a bowl and leave the rest in the kitchen.
  • Have calorie-free beverages such as water or hot tea.

Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

Featured in Food Wise December 2016 newsletter (PDF)

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