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“Cookies and Cakes and Chocolate, Oh My!”… For those planning on attending some function like a bowl game tailgater or New Year dining/dancing gathering, Lt. j.g. Randy Le, NHB Nutrition Management department head and registered dietitian, suggested a few basic pointers. 1. Stay hydrated before and during event. Many people misinterpret thirst for hunger. Excessive calories may be consumed when food is available. “Staying adequately hydrated with water would keep our bodies satiated, while lowering our chances of consume the extra calories, sodium, saturated fats, and added sugars of certain food products,” said Le. 2. Use smaller utensils and serving plates. “If you are at a gathering, look around to see if there are smaller utensils or plates/bowls to grab food from. If someone has gone a few hours without any food, they may eat with their eyes as opposed to identifying what their true hunger level actually is. Small portions of plates/bowls help lessening the chance of over-consuming what is actually needed,” Le explained. 3. Have fun! “Food brings people together. Enjoy the food that is available to you. All foods fit, but moderation is key,” added Le (Official Navy photo by Douglas H Stutz, NHB/NMRTC Bremerton public affairs officer).

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