For many people, holidays mean lots of parties, family get-togethers and elaborate meals. They also mean tons of goodies at the office and eating on the go while running around and doing last-minute shopping.
How Can I Avoid Gaining Weight?
It doesn't have to be that way. You can enjoy the holidays without putting on the obligatory five to ten pounds.
The trick is to stay sensible and say no without depriving yourself. The tray of fudge and cookies that is circulating around your office can be tempting, but it is just these kinds of treats over a period of weeks that can cause the weight gain you are trying to avoid, not one turkey dinner.
Eating healthy portions, saying no or limiting empty calorie, high-sugar treats and staying active are your best bets for beating holiday weight gain.
How To Say No Without Depriving Yourself
OK, a holiday with no treats doesn't sound like much fun, does it? You don't have to deny yourself all the treats, you just have to keep it reasonable. Here are some strategies to get you through it:
If getting to the gym on a regular basis isn't an option, you can do cardiovascular and strength training exercise at home. Jump rope, push-ups, squats and jumping jacks are all good exercises you can do at home with no equipment.
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