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Don't Let Holiday Treats Wreak Havoc on Your Weight

By Virginia Laird

There is nothing sweeter than good old-fashioned southern cooking during the holidays. If you are planning to attend a holiday party in Texas, it is sure to be filled with an array of southern treats that cannot be found any other place. It can be hard to keep from drooling over the buffet as you pass by ready to load your plate to the ceiling. This can wreak havoc on your weight. While many struggle with weight gain throughout the holidays, it doesn’t have to be a problem. Healthcare professionals have suggested a variety of tips to help prevent holiday weight gain, including:

  • Never sit close to your favorite treats
  • Weigh yourself daily
  • Avoid seconds

Never Sit Close to Your Favorite Treats

Finding a seat close to your favorite treats can be a recipe for disaster when it comes to trying to maintain your weight this holiday season. I have made this mistake before. My favorite treat at the time was white chocolate covered pretzels. Yummy! The problem is, every time someone walked by, the aroma hit my nose just right and had me glaring at the loaded plate of goods. Sitting close to a favorite treat can be too tempting to not overindulge in the treat. It is best for your waist to find a seat that requires some effort to get seconds, thirds, and so forth of your favorite. Your pants will appreciate the consideration when they fit after the party, too.

Weigh Yourself Daily

Weighing yourself daily can help prevent weight gain. As you attend various parties and partake of the vast buffet, it is possible for your weight to slide in the wrong direction. Stepping on the scale can serve as a reminder to make healthy choices in an effort to keep your weight in check.

Avoid Seconds

While it can be desirable to have the taste linger a little longer with a second round of your party favorites, it is not the best choice for the waistline. As you attend various holiday gatherings, make it a point to only allow yourself one trip to the buffet. This can help discourage weight gain and help keep you close to your healthy diet.

Now that you are versed on the tips which can help you prevent weight gain, find your favorite holiday outfit and head over to enjoy yourself. Have a safe and happy holiday season!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in The Woodlands, Tex.

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