Holiday Season Weight Management Raleigh NC

holiday feastDuring the holidays, all of the hard work you have been putting in to keep in shape may all go to waste. There are lots for festivities, food, alcohol and relaxation that can lead to unwanted weight gain. Chances are your gym may not even be open during the holidays. Here are a few tips to manage your weight during the holiday season.

Write your food diary in reverse

The food diary is often written after eating. The problem with this strategy is during the holidays, it is quite easy to make many bad diet decisions and what you are writing down is simply the mistakes you have made. Writing down a plan can help you avoid the temptation of eating too much since everything is already planned for. You are allowed a treat here and there but try to snack as healthy as possible.

Eat before the party

Another mistake that people often make is eating nothing before a big event. The best way to avoid overindulging during events and parties during the holidays is by a having reasonable meals forehand. A high protein and fiber meal before a big party will keep you full and you will be less like likely to go for seconds or eat too much during the part where there are often a lot of processed and unhealthy foods.

Take a brisk walk after eating

Few people really know why it is important to take a brisk walk after eating. Walking gets you away from the food so you do not take a second helping! In addition, a brisk walk helps to lower blood sugar levels and insulin thereby helping your digestion and metabolism.

If you don’t like it, don’t eat it

You are probably trying not to offend your old Grand’Mere by eating a little bit of everything on the table during holiday dinners. Being a food snob can help you keep the holiday weight at bay. Just avoid eating what you do not like or skip dishes that are usually available all year long. Stick to a few holiday favorites and savor the meal rather than piling up your plate with things you eat every day and probably do not like that much.

Do not skip any meals

Try to eat as normal as possible and avoid skipping any meals. This will increase your power of restraint to over indulge in a single meal.

Get back on track. Talk with weight loss Cary NC doctors and start your journey to shedding those extra pounds you gained during the holiday season.

Doctors Weight Loss Center of Cary offers comprehensive weight loss programs that are suited to your needs.  All programs are supervised by Dr. Jennifer Schmidt, a board certified physician. Contact us today!

 

 



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