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Try These Tips to Help You Avoid Weight Gain

By Virginia Laird

Indulging in the succulent foods that are sure to be available this holiday season can lead to weight gain for most everyone who partakes. Rather than having weight gain be part of your story, there are steps you can take to keep the pounds from piling on. A few of these tips include:

  • Forego the sweat pants
  • Use a smaller plate
  • Go for a walk after dinner

Forego the Sweat Pants 

For many, dressing in the most comfy pair of pants can be extremely tempting, but it may not be the best choice. Wearing your sweat pants to a dinner where food is endless can entice you to eat far more than you should. Experts advise that, not only should you forego the sweat pants, you should also ignore the urge to unbutton or unzip your jeans in order to make more space to stuff the belly. Get control of how much you put on your plate to help you avoid the unwanted pounds of the holidays. 

Use a Smaller Plate 

While there are many who find it difficult manage cravings and the desire to load up the plate, there are a few things you can do to help control the desire that you may encounter to eat far more than you need. Many experts suggest that you begin by using a smaller plate when heading to load up on your holiday favorites. Health and wellness experts advise that using a smaller plate can help prevent you from adding more than you need. Let's face it, no matter what size plate you use it will most likely be filled so full you will be leaving a trail on your path to the table. The smaller the plate, the less you will certainly consume in one setting. 

Go For a Walk After Dinner

Anytime you are trying to avoid weight gain or trying to lose weight, adding exercise can be beneficial. For many, traveling during the holidays can rule out a trip to the gym. However, experts suggest that a walk with the family after dinner can help keep your workout on track. Many fitness gurus suggest as little as a 20-minute walk can promote weight loss and good health. While on your walk, you may even be able to find a great spot for your family's annual turkey bowl. 

Now is the time to begin determining your course of action this holiday season to prevent weight gain from taking the fun out of your visit with friends and family.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Greensboro, N.C.

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