I have both good and bad news about holiday eating and weight gain. In actuality, researchers have found that most people do not gain 5 to 6 pounds during the month between Thanksgiving and the New Year. The actual average is between 1 to 2 pounds, which is manageable if you have a plan to get it off. This article from the Web M.D. archives offers a brief explanation and some great tips on holiday eating.
As I shared in my blog earlier this week, awareness of one’s self is key to making conscious choices and achievable goals. One of the biggest pitfalls is to have your fitness / eating routine interrupted and struggling to get back on your plan. There are countless tips, tricks, and plans for eating less calories while bouncing from party to party. Quick tips to stay on track with your holiday eating!
Here is a list of a few suggestions that most of the lists have in common.
- Enjoy any of your favorite holiday treats in moderation.
- Include lots of fresh fruits and vegetables.
- Stay active during the season.
If you can incorporate these integral steps to staying on track, you should have a head start on minimizing the effects of your holiday indulgence.