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Maintaining Healthy Weight During the Holidays

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During the holiday season when we are surrounded by delicious treats and meals with friends, family and co-workers it's easy to over indulge and add on extra pounds. So what's the problem with putting on some extra weight over the holidays when you can take it off in the new year? According to the National Institutes of Health, the pounds most Americans put on over the Holidays are not so easily taken off and actually accumulate year over year, contributing the obesity.

The best strategy is to avoid putting on the extra pounds in the first place. Here are some tips for keeping the calories under control.

1. Watch the portions. The good news is that you should be able to can the food you want, the key is how much you consume.

2. Don't go to holiday gatherings hungry. Having a nutritious and fulfilling snack ahead of time will make it easier to resist over eating and control your portions.

3. Drink water instead of high calorie drinks. Those holiday cocktails don't just contain lots of calories themselves, they can also stimulate your appetite and make you lose track of how much you have eaten.

4. Offer healthy snacks. If you're contributing to the holiday menu consider offering healthy alternatives like fruits and vegetables and low calorie dips.

5. Focus on the real meaning of the season. The reality is most holiday gatherings are centered around food. By focusing your attention on friends and family, you can take pleasure in good conversation.

 

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