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Tips to avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Happy Thanksgiving ! 

I hope you all enjoyed the days with your family and friends and counted all your blessings.

I wanted to share with you some great tips for avoiding Holiday weight gain. One thing I’m NOT going to do is tell you not to enjoy your favorite food at this blessed time. I’m the first one to admit, that one of the amazing things about thanksgiving is eating, drinking and celebrating. Life is too short not to enjoy those wonderful things. There are ways to enjoy without gaining that extra weight during these celebratory months.  

 – If you have a holiday party coming up, always try to eat a healthy snack before attending. This will cut your snacking and eating less once you arrive and the goodies are passed around. 

– Drink lots of water before your get together. You will not believe how much less you will eat, after hydrating well. You will feel so much more full. 

-limit your alcohol intake. I’ve said this so many times before. Too much alcohol will put weight on. Try to limit yourself to two drinks, or try to drink sparkling water with a bit of cranberry juice. I know it can be quite tempting, but simply making these changes can make a huge difference. 

-add in more exercise during the holiday season. If you know you are going to eat a huge meal during the day, try to get out and head to the gym or go for a run before you head to your gathering. The littlest things make the biggest differences. If you are out holiday shopping, always park out so you can do more walking. It always feels great to get a good workout in.  

 – try making your own veggie tray to take to your gathering, and snack on veggies before the meal is served. This will cut down on the calorie intake. 

I know that the holiday season can be hard with finding the time to just take a daily walk , or head to the gym, but in the long run, you will be glad you did it. 

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