Updated: Dec 17, 2021
Holiday weight gain is a common concern for many adults😟
Various seasonal holidays may encourage overeating, sedentary behavior, and consumption of calorie-rich foods. In fact, between mid-November and mid-January, adults in Western societies gain an average of 1 pound (0.5 kg) (1Trusted Source).
This may not seem like a lot, but most people don’t lose this extra baggage. Therefore, holidays — no matter the time of year — may be one of the biggest contributors to your total annual weight gain.
That said, holiday weight gain is not inevitable.
💪Here are some tips to help you avoid weight gain during the holiday season.
Be active with family and friends. ...
Snack wisely. ...
Watch your portion sizes. ...
Practice mindful eating. ...
Get plenty of sleep. ...
Control your stress levels. ...
Keep meals balanced with protein.
Focus on fibre.
9. Cut back on taste-testing
Limit your dessert intake
11.Limit liquid calories
12 Weigh yourself regularly
.13 Avoid processed foods
The bottom line
While staying on top of your weight goals can feel daunting during the holiday season, multiple tips and tricks can help keep you healthy, happy, and weight-conscious during this time of year.
Beyond general diet tips, it’s best to make sure you’re getting plenty of exercise 🏃♀️🏃♀️and limiting your intake of holiday treats.
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