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Week: 605.4

Guest: Don Mauer, Author, Lean and Lovin’ It !, Chapters Publishing Carey, North Carolina

Topic: Controlling the holiday waistline

Host/Producer: Steve Girard

NEMA: Eating lean through the holiday meal...coming up...

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NEMA: It’s tough to eat lean through the holidays. The LeanWizard, Don Mauer, author of Lean and Lovin’ It.....with a small tip that lets you enjoy without binging...

MAUER: This is what I do: Everybody’s got dinner plates that have a fancy pattern around the outside or the edge? Now, you have a choice of really what you’re going to put on that plate. A lot of people will fill that plate right out to the edge of the plate. What I do is fill the center of the plate out to the edge of the design...which means I’m shrinking down all of my portion sizes...which means virtually cutting calories and fat grams while I’m still enjoying all the wonderful food that that host or hostess prepared for me for dinner. And I walk away from there feeling really happy, really festive because I was successfully able to negotiate through that meal in a way that means I stayed on my lean path all the way through it.

NEMA: And if you get kind of waylaid a bit by the availability of such good stuff...?

MAUER: ... I just resolve that after January 1st, I would go back to eating the healthy way that I was eating before, and not beat myself up over a few flaws that happened over the holidays. Cause I wouldn’t want to ruin my holidays. Holidays are the best time of the year.

NEMA: No argument about that. Have a happy holiday! I’m Steve Girard at The Heart of the Matter.



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