The holiday season is upon us. From now until the New Year, we have lots of opportunity for celebration with friends and family, probably a few strangers as well. With all the festivities, how do you manage to stick to your diet and avoid putting on extra pounds? Or even better, still lose excess weight?
Some media states that the average person gains 3-7 lbs. Another study showed that weight gain was more prevalent among those who were already overweight. Those individuals averaged an increase of 8 lbs. over the holidays. And what’s worse? These studies also found that many people NEVER lose the weight that they gain, which then compounds over time.
Studies aside, perhaps what is more important is YOU! What happens to your body over the holidays? Do you find yourself putting on a few extra pounds that you then struggle to let go of in the new year?
Would you like to avoid packing on extra weight and STILL get to enjoy all those great holiday parties and gatherings? The good news is that it is possible to enjoy the festivities and yummy treats without gaining weight.