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.
Save Your Calories
When you’re at a party and there are passed hors-d'oeuvres like pigs in a blanket, or something that looks like it came from the freezer, consider passing on that food and waiting to delight in a homemade holiday food that’s special and unique. “Save your calories for something better and homemade,” suggests Taub-Dix. If you love eggnog and you enjoy drinking some on New Year’s Eve every year, then, by all means, go ahead and sip a glass of the creamy beverage, she suggests. We’ll toast to that!