A Nutritionist’s Top Tips For Surviving The Holidays

Multi Generation Family Praying Before Christmas MealSure, we’re surrounded by temptation, like yummy treats, all year long. But, there’s something about the holiday season that increases our urge to dive deep into an abyss of banana pudding, fill up on peach cobbler or say “YAAAS” to just one more helping of grandma’s sweet potato pie. Needless to say, while sweet swaps or avoiding them altogether sounds nice, that may not be your best course of action when trying to stay on course.

In case you didn’t know so, holiday weight gain is real! In fact, according to research from Cornell University’s Food and Brand Lab as well as scientists in Finland and France, Americans were found to experience weight gain throughout October and November, and peaked 10 days after Christmas. Althoughmthe change wasn’t large — about 1.3 pounds during the Christmas to New Year’s season – the extra pounds can take up to five months to lose.

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