It’s the most wonderful time of the year — for gaining a few extra pounds around the holidays.
Studies have shown that people gain on average five to seven pounds during the holiday season. And that’s just during the few weeks from Thanksgiving to New Years!
It’s easy to ignore the voice in your head telling you you're over-indulging when your celebrating. However, there are several ways to get ahead of the problem while still enjoying all the yummy holiday treats!
Here are 10 small steps that you can take to reduce packing on those holiday pounds:
Keep a food log
Weigh yourself daily
Exercise in the morning before breakfast
Fill-up on protein
Eat throughout the day to avoid binge eating
Use smaller plates
Wait 20 minutes before taking seconds
Drink water throughout the day
Sneak in those veggies
Freeze leftovers so you are not tempted to eat them all at once