Tips for Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

@kellys3ps (3726)
United States
December 20, 2007 2:57am CST
The holidays are a difficult time for those of us trying to lose or maintain weight. Not only are there all those yummy dinners, but everyone seems to be baking goodies to offer you. Here are some tips for keeping the weight gain down: 1. Drink a full glass of water before eating to fill yourself up. 2. Eat slowly. It takes time for your mind and body to realize that you are full. 3. Use a smaller plate. No one wants to offend the hostess by not cleaning their plate, a smaller portion is the way to go. 4. Limit alcohol comsumption. Alcohol is often high in calories. 5. Be Picky. Don't deprive yourself of everything, simply pick and choose the one or 2 holiday treats you love the most, and forgo the rest. What are your tips?
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• Malaysia
20 Dec 07
i say... eat all the goodies that you want, and make sure you spend time with your family's kids and play with them. That way, you will burn all those calories away. Killing two birds with one stone; eat all you want and family bonding. =D
@vera5d (4006)
• United States
20 Dec 07
that sounds like good advice...if it actually worked though i think i'd be skinnier, i am running after kids all day!
• Malaysia
26 Dec 07
i just came back from my x'mas vacation and i can testimony against that. it work. I have 2 nieces to take care of and boy, they are superactive and i have to chase all around for them. I didn't gain much weight and i eat almost every hour of the day during the holidays.
@rsa101 (23720)
• Philippines
20 Dec 07
That sounds pretty easy to grasp but somehow its still tempting to over eat during the holidays. Well i hope I could follow those tips as this time of the year it is really that hard to maintain my weight.
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@talfonso (246)
• United States
2 Nov 11
How about exercising the morning after the holiday meal - before breakfast? Studies show that when you do so, you burn more fat. Well, I added a new weapon to ward off the Christmas/Thanksgiving pounds: Oxycise! (I have the book, mind you.) Combined with a healthy diet and proper exercise, this is an additional exercise regimen. Sure, there are naysayers that think the series of breathing exercises are scams, but hey, if I add it in my workout routine and eat right, weight stagnation or even weight loss is guaranteed during that time of year.
@laurika (4536)
• United States
28 Dec 07
This is probably my first holiday when I can say I didn't gain and I am not gonna on Silvester either. When i celebrate christmas with my mum she always buy so much food, last time when i took my fiancee with me to my parents house, he was like OH my God, you mum cook liek for army and she really does. This year we were only two and I was thinking to buy anything I see in the store, just have reall nice christmas, but then I didn't. I just figure out to eat the same like any other day and I feel better and just didn't need to try each cake or cookies in one time. So my tip is eat the same like in the rest of the year and you will feel good and didn't have problem later to loose weight.
@cosylvia (401)
• China
21 Dec 07
thank you for advice ,its important for us,sometimes effected by the hormone,i cant help to eat much more,so will eat much water before the dinner,wish you have a good day and merry christmas
• Philippines
21 Dec 07
Hey, this is a really great post. Thanks a lot for your tips. This will really be helpful. I just hope I can still remember your tips when I'm in front of all the food. LOL
• United States
21 Dec 07
i shall follow this!, tell me about it this thanksgiving meal, i ate so much my stomach hurted like crazy.. didn't want to seem rude so i took a little bit of everything, but hey i didn't go overboard i actually stopped eating when i exactly felt full and drank alot of water and afterwards the next day i just did a feel crunches and sit ups, and i haven't gained a pound, i Checked =D