Weight Control Over The Holidays

You can enjoy the holiday feasts guilt free and without gaining weight.  Controlling your weight over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays is easy.

The holidays are mixed blessing for those who struggle with weight loss.  It’s a time of celebration but also of temptation, overeating and guilt.  For many, Thanksgiving marks the beginning of a downward spiril of over-eating that doesnt end till spring when the winters startling fat gain causes them to start a drastic diet. It doesn’t need to be this way!  You can enjoy the holidays without feeling guilty with four simple suggestions!

  1. Fifteen minutes before the big meal, drink two 16 ounce glasses of water.  This will help make you feel full with less food.
  2. Plan on getting two plates of food.  On your first plate, don’t pile the food on but rather just enjoy a small portion of everything.  A satisfying taste.
  3. After finishing your first plate, talk and and enjoy the company of friends and family for at least fifteen minutes before going back for seconds. This delay allows your stomach time to tell your brain that it’s been satisfied.  By delaying you will find that you will end up eating far less and being just as satisfied.
  4. Start a new family tradition. After the meal, take a long walk! This serves two purposes. First it burns off that big meal you just had but more importantly, it makes you feel less guilty. Call it even, one big meal and one big walk. The next day you can go back to your healthy eating. This avoids the common effect the holidays have on people, the old  “I’ve already blown it, I might as well wait till spring to start a diet” attitude.

So don’t deprive yourself at the holidays but don’t pig out either.  Using these four steps you can enjoy yourself without feeling guilty.