Let’s face it besides gifts, the holiday season is all about parties and food. While the average person only gains about 1 pound during the holiday season, over the years that 1 pound can add up to a big problem.

Choose proteins and non-starchy vegetables.

At a party, choose vegetables like sautéed spinach and steamed broccoli and lean proteins like fish, chicken, or lean turkey. Choose fruit for your dessert. Bring a tray with a delicious Greek yogurt dip.  

Travel healthy

Always have healthy snacks on hand — Zippers, 100-Calorie Protein Bars, Chocolate Sensations. If you're not starving, you're less likely to indulge in junk food and sweets.

Talk more, eat less.

Shift your focus from food to family and friends. After all, the holidays are all about spending time with your loved ones. Give yourself a license to have fun not overeat!

Ramp up your workouts

If you’re going to a party in the evening, schedule a workout for the morning. A typical home workout can include jumping jacks, lunges, planks, burpees, and sit-ups. Brisk walking, jogging, and Pilates are effective choices, too. Enjoy the holidays!


This information is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be an exhaustive examination of the subject matter nor a substitute for medical advice. Always consult your primary care physician or healthcare provider before beginning any diet or exercise program.

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