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WIN 2019

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THE FLAW: "When trying to lose weight, don't let one slip up dictate the rest of your food choices for the day," urges Appel. Say, for example, after swearing off added sugars, you take a few bites of cake at a friend's birthday party so decide the entire day is a wash. Upset or frustrated, you go back for seconds, telling yourself, "I'll restart tomorrow." As its name suggests, this hot spot on lower King serves up breakfast-meets-lunch fare from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Known for its creative cocktails, delicious menu, and lively atmosphere (photo booth included!), you'll want to sit down and stay a while. Here, Roper St. Francis Healthcare affiliated dietitian Alexis Appel suggests a healthy order. Appel chose the Farro Salad for its seasonal veggies , including beets, mushrooms, radishes, and leafy greens , and its protein- packed farro (a quarter-cup has six grams— about equal to that in an egg). Farro is an ancient whole grain that's packed with nutrients, including zinc. "Among other roles, zinc supports a healthy immune system , making it important to consume year-round and especially during winter when 'bugs' are overly zealous," says Appel. "Oil-based dressings can be calorically dense, but many vitamins —like vitamins A and K in the greens— are fat-soluble, meaning they require fat to be properly absorbed ," explains Appel, suggesting you spoon it on sparingly. Appel ordered a bottle of Turmeric Trio by local biz One Love Kombucha, which contains turmeric, carrots, and citrus . "Since curcumin, turmeric's main active compound, is also fat soluble, drink kombucha with your meal and add a pinch of black pepper to your salad to enhance its absorption," she says. THE FIX: "Practice being mindful and focus on progress rather than perfection," she says. Before you throw in the towel, take a deep breath and acknowledge your progress. "Progress looks like going from regularly eating sweets after dinner to being able to savor a small slice of cake at one event." Appel recommends setting SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and timely) goals to reach your ultimate objective. "As you meet them, take time to acknowledge your accomplishments and the positive diet and lifestyle changes you have made." CONTRIBUTOR P H O T O G R A P H ( S A L A D ) B Y C A S S I D Y H U R T 16 { winter 2019 } h o u s e c a l l s eating well Taking an all-or-nothing approach DIET MISTAKE: Alexis Appel, RD, LD L I S A L I V I N G S T O N local best bet Farro Salad & Kombucha (with roasted vegetables, feta, and rosemary vinaigrette) MILLERS ALL DAY 120 King St. (843) 501-7342 millersallday.com TIP: Watching your sodium? Ask that the chef to go light on the Parmesan or cut it altogether. "Omitting cheese is a simple way to make your meal heart-healthier," says Appel.

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