How to survive the Holidays without destroying your diet?

@mawong79 (215)
Malaysia
December 14, 2009 4:15am CST
It's fact that most people will gain weight of their festival holidays weight during this time. Its doesnt mean that you have to deny yourself a little holiday treat now. Just share about your suggestion or experience if you have any about this. Thanks
4 responses
@kaylachan (4775)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
14 Dec 09
I have to eat often to avoid getting sick. But, I'm carful about what I eat. Before holiday meals, I eat small things to avoid an attack of hypoglycemia. So I'm not overly concerned about my weight. I stay as active as possible and don't let one or two major meals out of the year bother me. I also take small portions as I don't really need to eat much. Just don't stress out so much. Stay active, it'll keep your matablisim up and help burn off what you take in. Go for a walk or bike ride, jog, or something at least once a day to keep your blood moving. If at all possible try to swim if you have access to a heated pool or acceptable water supply where you can. Swimming allows you to use all your muscles without the added weight of your body, because the water takes preasure off of of you.
@max1950 (2313)
• United States
14 Dec 09
a good rule of thumb i use is during the holidays i dont eat anything in an amount larger than my fist, now this DOES NOT INCLUDE CHOCOLATES, CAKES AND PIES
@thewayis (648)
• Bulgaria
14 Dec 09
My suggestion is not to worry yourself about weight during holidays. Just eat whatever you feel like eating without any regrets. Then, on January 02.2010 you should check your weight and act accordingly. I have figured out that no matter how much I try, I always get 2-3 kg added to my weight during holidays and last year I just decided not to think about it and I a few days later i was just 2kg havier than before. So, I decided that if I am going to get 2-3kg more no matter what I do I'd better not feel guilty about it :)
• Philippines
14 Dec 09
Hi. I have two suggestions but I think these are hard to follow. But with the right attitude and determination, anything is possible. 1. Prepare food just enough for the family and expected guests. This way, you will not be tempted to eat more than is necessary. 2. Limit attendance to several festivities or visits to relatives during the holidays. These activities would normally serve generous supply of food and drinks. Or, you may limit your participation on this activities to socializing/talking and not really "eating/dining."