We’re looking back at Thanksgiving with fond memories and forward to Christmas and New Years celebrations.
But all the dinners, parties, and rich foods can spell disaster. How can we keep on our toes and avoid the after New Year’s dieting frenzy?
First, know your weakness and avoid it. I have a terrible time with sweets. And once I start to nibble, I’m on a downhill slide. I find it easier to simply avoid them than to try and moderate.
Have a healthy snack before going out. If you take the edge off your hunger before leaving the house, you’ll find it easier to resist the temptation to over-indulge.
Drink plenty of water throughout the day. Dehydration can give you the feeling that you’re hungry. How much water do you need? This varies, but a good place to start is 8 eight ounce glasses per day.
Still want something sweet to eat? Find one item and share with a friend. Eat it slowly and savor each bite. Make it last. You may find that if you eat it slowly and consciously, half will be more than enough.
If you have some weight to lose and want to take some preventative action before the holidays, check out the Gabriel Method. It was designed by Jon Gabriel who, at 400+ pounds decided to take action. After researching the subjects of obesity and weight loss, he used this method to lose 226 pounds.
And he’s kept it off!
I’ve used the Gabriel Method to lose 50 pounds. It’s safe and easy with no radical dieting or extreme exercise.
Whether you’re simply hoping to keep your weight under control during the holidays, or you’ve got some weight to lose already, I hope some of these tips come in handy.
Happy Holidays to everyone. Stay safe, eat healthily, and bring the New Year in with joy.