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Watching Your Weight This Holiday: 3 Tips to Follow

By Virginia Laird

Thinking about weight during the holiday season can put a damper on the excitement which can accompany this time of year. However, for many it is necessary to have a plan to help avoid holiday weight gain. Health and wellness experts suggest that there are a few tips you can follow to help you keep unwanted weight from your waistline, including:

  • Avoid drinking all your calories
  • It may be the holiday season, but avoid consuming treats daily
  • Make time to exercise

Avoid Drinking All Your Calories

Holiday parties can be much of your excitement throughout the season. Seriously, who doesn't love the food, fun, and friends! However, health and wellness experts suggest that these gatherings can prove to provide too much temptation when trying to avoid unwanted weight gain. Most holiday parties include eggnog, punch, apple cider, and adult beverages. All of these beverages contain calories. Rather than indulging in these beverages at every party, these experts suggest it is best that you avoid consuming too many calories in the form of beverages. It is suggested that you choose water more often than beverages loaded with sugar and calories. Health and wellness experts advise that you should limit your consumption to one drink per week to help prevent holiday weight gain.

It May Be the Holiday Season, But Avoid Consuming Treats Daily

The holiday season puts many in the spirit of baking some seriously tasty treats. This can lead to tasty treats in your office (and home) on a routine basis. Health and wellness experts suggest that partaking in these treats on a daily basis is sure to pack on the pounds. Rather, these professionals suggest that limiting yourself to a treat or two each week can help you keep from adding holiday weight. Keep in mind as you are surrounded by treats that choosing wisely and sticking to proper portions can be your best friend when preventing holiday weight gain.

Make Time to Exercise

Any time you are trying to promote weight loss or prevent weight gain, exercise is necessary. Health and wellness experts suggest that working out at least three times each week can be helpful in maintaining weight. While going to the gym to exercise is what most consider to be the best workout, there are plenty of options which do not include a gym membership. It is suggested that a brisk walk through your neighborhood, a bike ride, or a jog can be helpful. For those who prefer working out at home, there are plenty of workout videos available as well.

Now is the time to begin making your plan to avoid holiday weight gain.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Bloomington, Minn.

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