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Take Control of Your Weight This Holiday Season!

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Christmas chocolates_3664_20090119Not only does the holiday season cause stress among shoppers, there is also the stress of avoiding all those high calorie foods and drinks. But what can you do to enjoy the holiday season while not gaining a pound?!

In an article put out by the Cedar Springs Post they said, “To stay healthy during the holidays, you do not need to avoid the joys of the season and its many treats. You just need to follow a few simple tips that may help you avoid gaining a pound during this time of the year.”

According to Jim Evans, who is a Fitness Examiner, he says the average American can expect to gain 1-12 pounds during the holiday seasons.

So, what can you do to help yourself not become a statistical number?  Here are 8 healthy tips to help you avoid the holiday blunders.

Tips for maintaining your weight during the holidays:

  • Keep yourself accountable
  • Control your portions
  • Eat breakfast
  • Drink lots of water
  • Control your holiday libations
  • Exercise through the holidays
  • Avoid the elevator: climb those stairs!
  • Stand up straight: walk with confidence

 Kathryn Lively states”  “Vigilance and motivation can help beat the weight gain blues over the holidays. Eat, drink and be merry, but also be active.”

Sources:

http://cedarspringspost.com/2009/12/10/take-control-of-your-weight-during-the-holidays/

http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-11566-SF-Fitness-Examiner~y2009m11d12-Healthy-Holiday-Hints–8-simple-ways-to-watch-your-weight-during-the-holidays

http://www.streetdirectory.com/travel_guide/23610/lose_weight/take_control_of_your_weight_loss_this_holiday_season.html

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