Christmas Weight Gain

@NailTech (6890)
United States
December 9, 2012 12:51pm CST
When what to my wondering eyes should appear. But ten extra pounds on hip, thigh and rear. Do you tend to gain weight like me during the holidays? I have yet to find out how to stop this nasty cycle. I am trying to figure out if this coconut oil diet is working though, but it seems to be. I am starting to fit into the slightly smaller size jeans again now but can't close the snap just yet. I guess it should take time. I might plan to not eat anything for the holidays unless it has coconut oil in it at least 80% of the time as far as goodies. That will be hard though. I have a chocolate cake to make and wanted to make a cheesecake, how do I forget about these and just stick to my plan?
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@atv818 (1988)
• United Arab Emirates
24 Sep 15
I love to eat so whether it is holiday or not, I gain weight or let it stay at a high level for a long period of time. Of course, during holidays, I tend to eat more than usual. How can one avoid it? Good food and fun times with family and friends will really make you pack up the pounds. Just be happy that holidays are only for a short period. Otherwise, all of us will definitely be huge.
10 Dec 12
I would first suggest that dieting isn't about a fad diet like a coconut oil diet but about changing your lifestyle to include healthier and more informed eating choices as well as exercise. Why not try simply counting your calories and drinking more water. Drinking water helps with water retention (a reason for a few extra pounds, whoda thought .
• Greece
10 Dec 12
Holidays are meant to be enjoyed so I would recommend that you go with the flow, enjoy the food within reason and just be a little careful. Having alrelady lost a little weight you do not want to put it on again. If you counteract the effect of eating more with some exercise this will surely help. Also it would add to the pleasure of the holiday if you went out and took a brisk walk and enjoyed some fresh air.
@franseman (516)
• Philippines
10 Dec 12
If you don't want to gain wait then stop stuffing yourself. Every pound comes through the mouth. Christmas should be about peace and caring for others. NOT about 'how much food can we eat?'
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
10 Dec 12
NailTech The Holidays are always a challenge aren't they. Starting Halloween (my Birthday) then Thanksgiving then Christmas then New Years..the average weight gain they say is 10 to 15 pounds. The good news is weight put on quickly in theory can be taken off quickly IF we do the work. I try to minimize the damage. I try to exercise more and avoid sweets where I can but I won't give up all the goodies..if I do I feel deprived. If I am super hungry I drink milk, but I always do that. Also I understand carbonated drinks tend to fill us up quicker..though they aren't very good for us......Good luck to you..
@AmbiePam (48191)
• United States
9 Dec 12
I think you can only hope to manage the weight gain. Almost everyone gains weight this time of year. If you can keep the weight gain five pounds or under, it shouldn't be too hard to take them off when the holidays are over. I remember years and years ago going to the doctor very shortly after Christmas. He commented I had gained four pounds. I said yeah, the holidays just got over with. Didn't you gain weight? And the doctor reluctantly admitted he'd put on seven pounds over the holidays. Almost everyone will.
@celticeagle (117306)
• Boise, Idaho
9 Dec 12
I used to gain alot of weight during the holidays. They'd have goodies at work and I would indulge. Some things are just too good to ignore. The coconut oil may work slowly and if you are eating alot of cookies and such it would be unfair to quit using the oil. I would wait until the first of the year and be more strict about what you eat. I wouldn't cut back until after the holidays. Too many good things to eat.
@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
9 Dec 12
Every year at this time.. I gain weight. As I cook here in my cafe all the time. And I need to test the foods. Hope you have a great holiday season there.