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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Plan Out Mindful Eating

Plan Out Mindful Eating

“With all the tempting food around, it’s important to plan out healthy snacks to help tide you over so you don’t get “hangry” (hungry + angry) and want to eat everything in sight,” says Gorin. Plan to have a meal or snack every three to five hours—and reach for filling, healthy snacks, she advises. “One of my favorites to have on hand (I keep some in my purse at all times!) are pistachios, which offer a trio of satiating plant protein, fiber, and healthy fats. I love that the act of shelling the pistachios, plus the visual cue of doing so, helps you slow down and eat less,” says Gorin. In a study in Appetite, people who ate in-shell pistachios took in 41 percent fewer calories compared to volunteers snacking on the shelled version.

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