This can be a really tough time of year to stay healthy. With shorter days and colder temperatures, your opportunities to get outside and exercise become seemingly nonexistent. Everywhere you look, there are temptations – treats at the office, holiday parties, and gatherings that influence more drinking and what seems to be an endless tin of cookies, everywhere.
When you are constantly being tempted to eat more junk, what can you do to avoid gaining weight during the holiday season? There are a few very simple things to help curb the weight gains, while still allowing yourself to enjoy the holidays and all it brings.
First things first; there are some common beliefs that within the United States the average American gains seven plus pounds during the holiday season (Thanksgiving to New Years). Studies now show the average weight gain during the holidays is one pound. That doesn’t sound so bad. Or does it? The issue is that most people don’t ever shed that added pound once putting it on. So, the goal is to avoid it to begin with.