Friday, November 5, 2010

the holiday's are on their way, not the extra pounds!

I love this time of year.  The air is crisp, (and in fact it actually is in Florida today...high is only in the 60's!), turkeys will be bought, families will come together to celebrate and count their blessings, and some of the most delicious food of the year will be ate. 

Did you know that the average American gains about 7-12 pounds during the holiday season (Thanksgiving and Christmas).  Then, the new year rolls around and it seems to be a popular resolution to lose those extra five nagging pounds...the unfortunate five that were gained during the holiday celebrations.

So, here's an idea...let's not even gain the extra five, and have our New Year's Resolution be to just maintain. :)

Here are five helpful holiday weight gain tips...
1. Practice portion control.
2. Take a walk...(this is a definite family tradition for my family...even my Grandpa joins us!)
3. Plan smarter meals.
4. Cope with cravings.
5. Don't give up!
(check out the website of where I got these fun little tips...) 

Here's to the pre-holiday excitement, and planning!

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