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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

3 Simple Tips to Avoid Gaining Weight During the Holidays

During the holidays, it seems we are bombarded with snacking options. From the baked goods circulating neighborhoods to the "specialty" offerings in every grocery store. Here's what you can do to ensure that your clothes don't "shrink" during the season of eating, I mean giving...

1. Try to limit eating to your main meal times. Let yourself have the cookie or cake, just for dessert. When you save the special items for after your meal, you're less likely to overindulge. By looking at snack foods as part of your meal instead of a filler for in-between, you're allowing yourself a guilt-free indulgence. You may find that this makes it easier to abstain throughout the day.

2. If you want to be trendy while having your cake and eating it too, eat a small slice for breakfast. You can read more about the benefits of that here.

3. If your holiday traditions involve baking all of those delicious goodies, try to share them with friends and family, or perhaps drop some off at the local businesses to brighten up the employees' day. You can freeze most things as well. Whatever you do, don't keep them all on the counter beckoning you every time you pass by.

Hopefully, these suggestions help you enjoy all of the holiday delectables without the inevitable expanding waistline. Do you have additional tips for navigating the gauntlet of celebratory snacks?

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