Monday, December 14, 2009

How To Manage Your Weight During The Holidays

So it is that time of the year again, when all the delicious food presents itself in so many different ways. There is Thanksgiving, Christmas, and then New Years, plus there are all the parties and family get-togethers for each holiday. It is known as a time where people trip up on their workout routines, and their diets. It is time to regain some self-control during these holiday seasons.

It is said that most people pack on anywhere between 4 to 8 pounds during the holiday seasons, and for someone who has worked all year to get those pounds off, 4 to 8 pounds of weight gain is not an option. Before I give you some holiday eating tips, you must change your thought pattern from losing weight, to weight management. The goal is to enjoy the holidays, but not put on any weight. So here are some tips to help you manage your weight during the holiday season.

Workout Routine - If you already have a workout routine that is great, keep on working out! If you do not have a workout routine, you will definitely want to start one up. This will keep your metabolism running and fight off those extra calories.

Eat slowly - It is not a race, the turkey is not going anywhere, it is already dead. Eating slowly will help your body tell your mind that it is full. This will help you avoid the second serving and the third serving.

Eat before parties - Parties are full of goodies and snacks, eat a good and balanced meal before going to the party to help you avoid your cravings.

These three simple tips will help you manage your weight during these hard times.

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