The Holly Jolly But Not Always So Easy Holidays
continual holiday food fest that seems to start about
Halloween and generally ends with a New Year's Resolution to
eat healthier and to lose all that weight that you gained
during that time period is a treacherous one for dieters.
is estimated that the average American gains anywhere from 1
to 5 pounds during this time period. That's more than 3
million pounds! And a whole lot of eating! So with that
thought in mind, how can you be one of the folks that does not add to that statistic? Here
are a few pointers to help you out:
Deck the Refrigerator
with healthy food choices and cut out as many sweets as you
you have on hand. Modify the recipes of your favorite
holiday treats to help keep the calorie count down.
Rock Around the
Christmas Tree or get any type of exercise to
work in some extra calorie burners. Find ways to add activity into your routines, even
your "mall aerobic
shopping" is better than no exercise!
We Need a Little Water
to keep the body in balance! We should be drinking lots of
water anyway. Alternate those calorie-laden
drinks with water to help check the calories and it will
help you feel more full too.
Jing-A-Ling Your Calorie Bank
- On the days you don't have a party or family
dinner, etc. be extra careful...put some calories in your
calorie bank that you can take out later when you need them for the special "splurge" days.
Let There Be Planning Ahead
to make sure you are not overly hungry when you arrive at a
food-laden event. Eating small meals and not skipping
breakfast will help keep you from over-indulging because you
starving to death!
a little foresight and imaginative thinking, you too can
enjoy "The Most Wonderful Time
of the Year!"