Celebrate but don't go overboard.
Plan ahead to avoid
holiday overeating and weight gain.
The holiday eating
frenzy has started! Halloween brought a sugar-packed caloric jump start to the holiday
celebrations, and with all that candy still around and more seasonal treats to
come, it’s not easy to eat healthy during the holiday seasons. With a little
pre-planning and creativity, those traditional and often calorie-dense,
fattening, foods will not lead to a hefty holiday weight gain.
Weight Management Strategies
The holiday season brings about many emotions and actually
can be a time for heightened stress. The pressure to please, managing schedule
arrangements, and travel are all too demanding; but seeing loved ones enjoying
festive environments and letting loose on the buffet, add back in the reason
people enjoy the holidays. Following the approximate month and a half between
Thanksgiving and the Bowl games it becomes time to pay back for all the caloric
It’s the time of the year when
people on average gain 5 to 10 pounds. The next two months will bring ample
opportunity for you to indulge, to enjoy and to expand your waistline. Of
course the choice is yours. Most will wait until January to begin a new
training program, but there are a few who will hedge their eating and increase
cardio to make up for the holiday food surplus.
Now is the time to begin re-establishing your fitness program so that by the
time January 1st rolls around, you will already be in good shape.