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Skip the Holiday Weight Gain With These Tips

By Virginia Laird

Are you excited about the holiday season? You are not alone. Millions across the nation have already begun craving all things sweet and succulent. For many, holiday parties have begun to fill the calendar. With this in mind, it is necessary to begin taking the proper precautions to help you avoid gaining weight as you make your rounds from one party to the next. Health and wellness professionals have put together a list of tips you can follow to help you skip out on the weight gain, including:

  • Choose to eat healthy on a routine basis
  • Give soda the boot from your diet
  • Consider skipping the dessert buffet

Choose to Eat Healthy on a Routine Basis

For many, eating healthy may be a thing you do to shed a few pounds quickly while preparing to make a trip. However, experts suggest that choosing to follow a healthy diet should always be part of your lifestyle. Healthy eating can improve your health and help you to drop a few pounds. Health and wellness experts suggest that a healthy diet consists of plenty of veggies and fruits, as well as lean proteins. Many of these lean proteins are said to be fish and chicken. Research suggests that making the choice to eat healthy on a routine basis can be enough to promote weight management.

Give Soda the Boot From Your Diet

If you are one who loves soda, you may not be thrilled at the thought of eliminating this from your diet. However, health and wellness experts suggest that doing just that can help kick-start your weight loss. Regular soda is full of sugar and empty calories which have been known to pack on the pounds. Diet soda, although free from calories, is full of harmful chemicals which can slow the metabolism. Research suggests those who are serious about avoiding weight gain should stick to water as their choice of beverage. It is advised that you should consume at least half of your body weight in ounces of water daily to stay properly hydrated and manage weight.

Consider Skipping the Dessert Buffet

Another thing to consider skipping this holiday season is the dessert buffet. Although you may be craving your favorite pie, it is best to leave it for someone else when trying to avoid weight gain. Health and wellness experts advise that if you must give in to your craving, consider serving yourself only one tablespoon of one dessert to help control your sugar intake.

Now is the time to begin making these tips part of your reality as you enjoy a variety of holiday parties and gatherings.

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

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