Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) is celebrating Mardi Gras season with the rest of Louisiana. Carnival is a time when diets, resolutions, and self-restraint are tempted by King Cake, flavorful daiquiris, and the irresistible smell of street vendor foods. TGMC’s commitment to health and wellness extends beyond the hospital. While we encourage MardiGras revelers to treat themselves in the spirit of the season, it’s important to remember to indulge in moderation.
TGMC’s Healthy Lifestyles Center has a feast for your eyes—the caloric realities of your favorite treats and what it takes to burn it off.
“It’s hard for people to understand just how much sweat-time is needed to compensate for all the indulgent foods,” said Zachary Voss, Health and Sports Performance Specialist for the TGMC Healthy Lifestyles Center. “But, every bite matters. The key is to prepare healthy snacks ahead of time and practice moderation for those less healthy options.Instead of eating a whole piece of king cake, have one or two bites.”
“Smart food choices and healthy living falls in line with the overall culture at TGMC,” said Phyllis Peoples, President and CEO of TGMC. “We’re so thankful to have health specialists on hand to remind us that healthy living should not take a hiatus during holidays. TGMC wishes everyone a very happy and healthy MardiGras.”
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