How Nutritionists Lose Weight Over the Holidays

Expert tips to help you stay in shape and enjoy the merry season.

How Nutritionists Lose Weight Over the Holidays

By Diana Kelly Levey

Wondering how certain women seem to maintain their weight with ease during the holidays while the rest of us are white-knuckling the minefields of fattening foods at every turn? Nutritionists understand that the holidays are chock-full of eating challenges, but they often advise clients that in order to lose weight or maintain your weight during the eating season, you have to be mindful of what you’re eating, indulge in special foods you’re excited about, and stop digging in when you’re full. Here’s how nutrition experts lose weight over the holidays and face the new year without any unwanted weight gain.


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Add Protein to Your Meals

Add Protein to Your Meals

There are so many delicious holiday sweets around this time of year, so it’s important to focus on adding filling protein to your meals so you feel fuller for longer,” says Gorin. If you wait till after a protein-rich meal to reach for the holiday cookies, you’re likely to eat less of them, she says! “One of my favorite ways to easily add protein to any meal are pulses, which are beans, lentils, chickpeas, and dried peas. They offer about eight grams of protein per ½ cup cooked—and you can easily puree white beans into a breakfast smoothie or roast chickpeas and use them in lieu of croutons on a salad. Other great proteins to reach for are salmon, chicken breast, and tofu, Gorin says.

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Is This the Key to Ultimate Hydration?

See how electrolytes work in your body.

Is This the Key to Ultimate Hydration?

Whether you're trying to stay hydrated for your workout routine or rehabilitation, recovery and hydration is so important to keeping your body performing like it should. So how do you make sure that happens? You need electrolytes — the minerals that give electrical power to your body. What the video below to see how they get to work inside your body and how you seamlessly add them to your day.

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