Enjoying the Holidays, Weight-Gain Free

While the holidays are a time to celebrate with family and friends, for many of us, it’s also a time to kick our healthy eating to the curb until January 1st. How can you enjoy the holidays while remaining weight-gain free? Here are a few ideas.

• Always start with a healthy breakfast. It kick-starts your metabolism and is a great time to load up on fresh fruit, healthy grains and fiber.

• Dress strategically. Wearing fitted clothes provides a subconscious reminder to keep from overindulging because they’ll feel snug when you start to overdo it, versus clothing that stretches right along with you.

• Don’t save your calories. Saving your calories for a big meal? DON’T. Being overly hungry leads to overeating every time. Having a light snack of 100-200 calories before a party will keep your judgment intact and will allow you to make better decisions. Continue reading “Enjoying the Holidays, Weight-Gain Free”

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