How to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain This Year

How to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain This Year

Worried about gaining weight this holiday season?

Turns out, you have reason to be concerned.

A recent study found that we gain an average of 1.5 pounds between Thanksgiving and Christmas, even if we exercise during that time.

But there are things you can do to avoid this holiday weight gain.

Here are some ideas from Web MD:

2. Divert Your Attention
Many people forget that there’s more to a holiday party than food, Goldberg tells WebMD. “Don’t look at the party as just a food event,” she says. “Enjoy your friends’ company or dancing. Focus on something other than food.” Finn agrees. She says chatting is a great diversion, whether you’re at a small family dinner or a large party. “Take your mind off of food and focus on the conversation.”

3. Pace Yourself
Have you ever tried telling yourself you’ll only eat during the first half hour of a party? Goldberg says this strategy is a mistake. “If you cram in as much as you can in half an hour, you chew faster. Chewing more slowly will fill you up with less food.”

Find 8 more great ways to avoid holiday weight gain in the article here.

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