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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Mind the Excess in Your Diet

Mind the Excess in Your Diet

When she wants to lose weight after an indulgent weekend or vacation, Bonnie Taub-Dix, RDN, creator and author of Read It Before You Eat It, says she pays attention to the places in her diet where excess calories rack up the fastest. I adore nuts and have them every day. I add them to cold cereal, use them as a crust for fish and chicken, and mix them in with roasted veggies. If I wanted to cut back, I’d trim down my portions of nuts.” She said the same goes for wine. “If I were having wine several days in a row, I might cut back by drinking sparkling water with a splash of pomegranate juice,” she says. Taub-Dix says she does things that give her pleasure while cutting back, like making a nice cup of herbal tea in a beautiful teapot. Start your own no-calorie ritual with a mug of herbal tea, turn on your favorite music, or pick up a good book and put your feet up. Ahh, isn’t that better?

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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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