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.
Make Healthy Twists on Favorite Recipes
Experiment this holiday season by making healthier versions of traditional recipes that can taste just as good—if not better—than the fattier version that’s been made in your family for years, suggests Davis. Look for healthier holiday recipes that are packed with more of the good stuff you want, like fiber-rich veggies, and less saturated fat, suggests Davis. “Step out of your routine and remake a recipe you think could use a little health boost—it just may become the new holiday favorite,” Davis says.