It’s that time again! Every year from the start of Halloween to the New Year, people pack on the lbs. During the holidays, nobody wants to feel deprived. It’s a time to kick back with family and friends, count our blessings and delve into some deliciousness! So here’s one simple tip to preventing holiday weight gain: Watch your portion SIZES! Of course this is not anything new, but it’s helpful to keep in mind. Why? Because there’s no need for deprivation. Instead of eating two or three slices of pie, go ahead and savor one small piece.
Realistically, it’s not the holiday’s that cause us to gain weight, it’s what we’re doing every other day of the year that matters. Is physical activity a priority in our lifestyle? Are we aware of what, when, and how much we eat? As adults, many of us have lost the innate ability to recognize when we’re satiated. Numerous factors contribute to this mindless overeating. It could stem from the environment in which we were raised, how we deal with stress or our emotions, and of course the pressure of social gatherings. Some people mistake thirst for hunger and turn to food when in fact, they should be drinking an extra glass of water.
The holidays can certainly be a stressful time with travel, in-laws, kids screaming, cooking, entertaining, and the like. But remember, you’re still the one in control of your health and how much you weigh. On page 203 of my book, I discuss how to develop a healthy relationship with food as well as the law of thermodynamics—essentially, the calories going in need to be offset accordingly, by the calories going out. Nobody likes to count calories, but like it or not, calories count! If there was ever a good time to Be Proactive and start implementing The Proactive Health Solution, now is the time! Learn to beat the holiday bulge! Click here to order your copy today!
Have a blessed Thanksgiving! 1 Thessalonians 5:18 “Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”