Did you know that the average American gains between one and two pounds between Halloween and New Year’s? In fact roughly 75% of annual weight gain takes place during the holiday season. If you put on just two pounds a year, over the course of 10 years, you’ll gain 20 pounds that are really hard to lose! Most experts refer to this as “creeping obesity” and unless you can avoid holiday weight gain, it will be very hard to avoid the “creep.”
So I’m here to remind you that it’s the time of year again where everything begins to “slow down.” You know what I mean. October brings in the candy, November makes you give thanks to all grandma’s goodies and to-go plates, and December is full of holiday parties with tons of food… Yeah, everything (physically) slows down. Don’t go into the holiday season with the mentality that you will “get back on track” in the new year. The important piece in all of this is discipline and creating healthy habits. I know that you’ll be faced with desserts, beverages, and holiday festivities that will completely disrupt your normal routine. Whenever I have this conversation with clients, it all comes down to NOT wanting to give up holiday foods or activities… I believe in a little indulgence, but there are limits.
Give yourself some credit. Go ahead and celebrate, but make the commitment to celebrate with moderation and balance. This isn’t a form of self-denial. Think of if as a way to enjoy your indulgences without harming your health. Portion control, knowing when to say, “That’s all…thank you,” and remembering what your goals are. Most people work hard for their summer bodies, but when it comes to the winter we go into holiday hibernation mode. Have you ever heard the phrase “summer bodies are made in the winter?”
Think about this… If you can keep the pounds off now, you may not have to deal with “managing” your weightless later. I’m offering a solution for you.
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Until next time…
Best to you and YOUR health,