Avoid Holiday Weight Gain…While Still Enjoying The Holiday

cupcakes on a counterMany people are wondering what they can do to avoid gaining weight during all of the different parties and family get togethers they’ll be attending.

Below are a few quick and healthy tips:

The Easy Holiday Eating Plan

1. Track your food. Many times we will simply eat because everyone else is there enjoying the food and conversation. Try to make a conscious effort to be aware of what you are eating and why you are eating it. Keeping a journal of everything you ate at the first party you go to, may help you realize to cut back and refrain at the next party.

2. Plan your holiday meals. Try to plan what snacks you will have throughout the days. It is helpful to have a snack of nuts or fruit just prior to leaving for any holiday parties or meals. Also, be sure to drink plenty of water, many times our bodies will trick us into thinking we are hungry when we are truly dehydrated. The old saying about drinking 8 glasses of water a day is true. I try to drink even more as it helps me feel more full prior to eating.