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20 Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

20 Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

photo credit to thegardeningcook

photo credit to thegardeningcook

We all do it don’t we? It’s Christmas – we say! We get caught up in the sparkling lights, the pretty snow, the shopping frenzy, and the fun of the holiday season. But suddenly we find that managing our weight and sticking to our exercise program easily slides down to the bottom of our priorities. After all, sampling sweet treats and browsing for the perfect gift can easily distract us from the treadmill! With a little bit of planning, we WILL move more in December—and watch the ball drop on December 31 knowing we don’t have to spend January undoing the damage we just did!

New York psychologist Carol Goldberg, PhD, says planning ahead can help you maintain discipline in the face of temptation. “Don’t go to a party when you’re starving,” she warns. Try to have a nutritious snack beforehand. If you do arrive hungry, drink some water to fill up before filling your plate. Also, why not make a new holiday tradition: the family walk. Besides burning some extra calories, this will get everyone away from the food for awhile… Click the link below for some more tips on how to avoid weight gain this holiday!

20 Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

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