PREVENTION

Don’t Fall Victim to the Holiday Bulge

Defy the odds and prevent the pounds

What’s your strategy this holiday season for preventing weight gain? It’s common for some individuals to gain 5-10 pounds of body fat each holiday season, but it’s not inevitable. You can enjoy the festivities and all the special foods by following these nutrition and diet strategies. 

Eat Smaller

  • Eat 4-6 smaller meals rather than save up for one big meal.
  • When it comes to dessert, take a bite or two and leave the rest. 
  • Stay clear of the appetizer table.

Eat Healthy

  • Substitute ingredients for a healthy modification.
  • Include 'nutritionally dense' foods on your plate. These are foods that give you the most nutrients for the fewest calories, such as pumpkin and cranberry. 
  • Bring a healthy side dish to the party such as a veggie tray or fruit platter.
  • Be aware of liquid calories from alcohol and fruit juices. 

Eat Smart

  • Plan a workout before a holiday party or big meal. 
  • Eat slowly. Don’t rush through your meal.
  • Keep a food journal.

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