Chester J. Zelasko, Ph.D. |
November 29, 2004
Between now and New
Years Day, most Americans gain 5-8 pounds. Why? Holiday eating. So many
parties and gatherings, so much extra food to eat! And eat it we do. What
can you do to limit the weight gain? Develop a strategy to deal with it.
If you’ve been following the 30 Day Plan, you understand portion sizes.
Don’t forget what you’ve learned. Stick to reasonable portion sizes even if
there are foods that are higher in fat and sugar than you typically eat. One
piece of pie is no problem; one entire pie will be. The same is true for
eggnog, candy, or other treats that show up at this time of year.
You can take the following six weeks off and eat whatever you want--and then
spend the next six months taking off the extra weight. Or you can develop a
strategy that will help you limit the damage and still enjoy the holidays.
Your body, your choice.