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.
Quench Your Thirst First
Did you know that our hunger and thirst centers are right next to each other in the brain? “Often, our bodies confuse thirst for hunger, says MPH, Mascha Davis, MPH, RD. To avoid this pitfall, drink plenty of water before starting your meal and while you eat. Davis says she likes to make ‘spa’ water for herself and her guests with fresh lemons, limes, cucumbers, and cranberries.