Beyond Trim: Enjoy the holidays while maintaining weight
The holiday season is always an interesting time for a dietitian. I am often asked, “Is it better to try to lose weight during this season, maintain my weight, or eat everything and worry about it Jan. 1?”
Weight maintenance is a lofty goal because with all the great holiday treats out there, it can be difficult to not gain weight. However, did you know the average person gains only 1 to 2 pounds over the holiday season? That really is not too bad, except when the 1 to 2 pounds stays and invites friends. This leads to dreaded weight accumulation over the years.
Starting today, make it a plan to enjoy the holiday season while still maintaining your weight. Here are some ways to boost nutrient intake, reduce fat and sugar, and burn off extra calories:
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