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Eliminate Your Chances of Holiday Weight Gain

By Virginia Laird

I can already smell the peppermint brownies fresh from the oven. They are not the healthiest thing in the world to eat, but you can be certain I will have more than my fair share. While mint brownies may be my favorite to devour, it would be far more wise for me to stop after one, or eat it slowly to allow the flavor to linger. What holiday treat has you thinking the same thoughts? Overindulging in treats such as this are what can begin to pack on the pounds as you make the round of parties this holiday season. Weight loss professionals have counseled many people on the issue of holiday weight gain over the years, providing an array of tips to help eliminate your chances of expanding your belt size, including:

  • Eat healthy and light daily
  • Try to limit stress-inducing activities
  • Routine is your friend

Eat Healthy and Light Daily

One sure way to avoid holiday weight gain is to keep a healthy and well balanced diet as part of your daily routine. Choosing to maintain a healthy diet can allow some wiggle room during the holidays. You may even find that eating healthy as a habit can deter your cravings of all things sweet.

Try to Limit Stress Inducing Activities

The holidays can bring about stress which would not have otherwise been present in your life. Such stress can lead some to eating as a way of trying to find comfort. Comfort eating is one of the leading causes of weight gain. To help decrease your chances of falling victim to weight gain this holiday season, it is important to find ways to help decrease your stress. Several ways to decrease your stress can include:

  • Go for a walk
  • Get plenty of rest
  • Take a day off
  • Exercise daily
  • Eat healthy

Routine is Your Friend

Do you struggle with how to prevent weight gain while enjoying the holiday season and treats? Personal trainers suggest it is wise to keep your regular routine. Some tend to get lost in the joy of the season and forget to make time for exercise, eating right, and getting plenty of sleep. These are all things the body needs to maintain good health and avoid additional weight gain.

Grab your favorite holiday sweater and be on your way to a fun-filled night of laughter and friends, ready to enjoy the buffet without gaining a pound. May your holidays be merry and bright!

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

 

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