PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- We all know the benefits of eating healthily, but sticking to a sensible diet can pose a challenge because low fat often translates to less taste in our meals and snacks. It's especially difficult to stay on track during the holidays, when so many great-tasting foods abound at holiday parties and meals. Weight gain becomes nearly unavoidable. Consumers interested in learning how to eat healthily and avoid the inevitable holiday weight gain are invited to attend a free Regence Engine web seminar entitled "Lose the Fat: Keep the Flavor: Holiday Cooking Tips" on Wednesday, December 6, 2006, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time. The web seminar will be hosted jointly by Regence and Wild Oats Marketplace. Regence members may enroll for this web seminar on the Engine at myregence.com, while members of the public may enroll at regence.com. Chef Gayle Jolley of Wild Oats Marketplace will show attendees how to make sensible choices during the temptation-filled holiday season. She will demonstrate simple ways to prepare healthier, flavorful meals for the holidays, how to select foods that are healthy and easy to prepare, and how to make low-fat substitutes without sacrificing taste. "The holiday season can leave many people feeling out of control when it comes to overindulging at holiday meals or parties," said Will McKinney, vice president of Consumer-Directed Health Systems for Regence. "We are proud to offer this free webinar to help the community take charge of its health. We hope members and the public alike will join us to learn more about how they can stay healthy and still enjoy their favorite holiday meals." About the Regence Engine The Regence Engine (myregence.com) is designed to help advise members on healthcare and lifestyle options, navigate them through the healthcare system, and reward those who make healthier choices. With the Regence Engine, members can find all their health-related resources in one place. They can check their claims; get fitness and nutrition tips; learn about medical conditions, medications and formulary information; search for doctors; and research costs and care options. They can even earn Regence Reward points-redeemable for gift certificates to hundreds of restaurants, retailers, theaters and more-just for actively taking charge of their health. About Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon provides medical, dental and related coverage for about one million members in Oregon and in Clark County, Washington. It's part of Regence, the largest affiliation of health plans in the northwest and intermountain states, collectively covering nearly three million people. Regence and its affiliates are not-for-profit independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Nearly one in three Americans has health care coverage through Blue Plans. For more information, visit www.or.regence.com.
SOURCE Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon