Expert tips to help you stay in shape and enjoy the merry season.
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.
Hesitate Before Mindless Munching
While it’s smart to plan out those nutritious meals and snacks like Gorin suggested, Davis suggests asking yourself a few questions before you pick up a passed appetizer or go back for seconds during a special meal. Pause for a moment and take some breaths and check in. Are you truly hungry? Are you getting full? And are you in tune with your system? Let go of the idea that you ‘have to’ stuff yourself because it’s Thanksgiving,” Davis says. “Indulge, enjoy the food, and then stop eating when it’s comfortable. The leftovers aren’t going anywhere.”