4 Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

diet tips Nov 05, 2018

Dreading the holiday pounds? Media stories often suggest that the average person gains 7 to 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and Christmas. And in many surveys, people say they gain, on average, about five pounds this time of year. Avoid those extra pounds with these tips:

  1. Focus on the actual holiday
    One of the main reasons so many people gain unwanted weight is due to the holiday season. If you eat your way through Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s, you’re bound to gain some pounds. If you allow yourself some indulgences on the actual date, you’re sure to keep the scale in check.
  2. Have a strategy for special events
    The holidays mean lots of parties, special events and festive occasions where indulgences abound. Check out these tips to party like a rock star without ruining your diet.
  3. Keep moving
    Don’t miss your workouts if at all possible. If you do, find other ways to keep moving. Take an extra lap around the mall, park your car as far as you can. All of that movement adds up. Exercise is also a great stress reducer…and we all know how stressful the holidays can be.
  4. Destress when you can
    Being stressed leads to over-eating. Whether it’s working out, getting a manicure or stopping for a quick shoulder massage at a mall kiosk. Build in some down time for yourself. It will enable you to enjoy the holidays.

What strategies do you use to avoid weight gain? I want to hear them!

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