Avoiding Holiday Pitfalls

The holidays are here, and so are all the parties and yummy foods. While we all want our holidays to be plentiful, the one thing most of us don’t want more of is pounds! Below are some tips for maintaining weight during the holidays.

  • Watch what you drink. Sodas, hot chocolate, eggnog, and alcohol are full of sugar and calories. Drink them sparingly and mainly stick with water as a beverage.
  • You don’t have to eliminate treats, but mind your portions. Take small amounts of the foods you’d like to try and don’t go back for seconds.
  • Avoid temptation. Don’t leave snacks and treats out in the open. Put them away where you can’t see them, so you’ll be less tempted to snack every time you walk by the food.
  • Don’t linger by the food. At a party, don’t hang out by the food table. Take your plate and move to another end of the room. After a dinner, put the food away or move away from the table so you won’t be tempted to keep eating.