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10 Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

 

I know, I know. We just finished up Thanksgiving festivities. And with Hanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Year's around the corner, it would be so easy to give yourself a free pass to overindulge from now until next year. But I know you won't. You probably want to avoid holiday weight gain, right? And maybe even lose some weight over the holidays?

If you're wondering how to accomplish these goals, I've got you covered. I'm sharing some of my fave tips here, and here's one reminder that will go really far, too: Keep the reason for the season top of mind! And nope, that reason isn't an endless supply of mom's famous pecan pie or Aunt Shelly's irresistible butterscotch cookies. It's enjoying time spent with family and friends, as well as spreading love and holiday cheer. Here's to a happy, healthy, and only moderately indulgent December!

 

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This One Trick Could Make Your Dessert Healthier 


Ever think you'd hear the words "cake" and "healthy" in the same sentence? In my article for FoodNetwork.com, I'm sharing a very little-known food science trick that could save you calories on 
baked goods this holiday season.

  

And I don't know about you, but my calendar is booked with parties and cookie exchanges, so I've been brainstorming creative ways to fit in my fruits and veggies this month. In case your December weight-loss goals feel out of reach, I'm sharing some simple strategies to help you eat well without missing out on any of the fun this season. 

 

If you're worried all those parties, dinners, and holiday eating will lead to weight gain? I share my holiday-friendly healthy-eating tips in this MensHealth.com post!

  

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Apps to Help You Stave Off Holiday Weight Gain

 

Even as a registered dietitian nutritionist, I know the struggle of wanting to chow down on one too many baked goods when faced with a holiday dessert buffet. However, taking control of my food choices during winter festivities can help prevent weight gain this season. Together, we can tackle the holidays, possibly even ending up a few pounds lighter!

 

If you'd love to not gain an ounce over the holidays, read on. Up your accountability game with apps that'll help you stick to your healthy lifestyle goals. See which one I devote screen time to in this BostonGlobe.com article! When it comes to weight loss, I'm also a fan of little changes like swapping out higher-calorie seasonings for lower-cal ones like everything bagel spice mix. Having company over this holiday season? Consider these healthy entertaining recipes

 

3 Tips to Combat Winter Weight Gain

  

 

With colder weather already here and holiday parties around the corner, losing weight doesn’t exactly seem simple. Nutritionist tips to the rescue! Don’t miss this advice from my colleagues and I in this MyFitnessPal.com article.

  

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Amy's Recipe of the Week: Citrus Quinoa Salad with Prunes

 

The best thing to eat in between all those holiday cookies? Fresh fruits and veggies. That's why I love this simple salad, which offers plenty of fiber to help keep me fuller for longer so I don't overeat at holiday lunches or office parties!

 

Don't overdo it this Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or New Year’s! Here are healthy tips to avoid holiday weight gain so you can end the year strong. #amyseatlist #healthyholiday #holidayweightgain #fitholiday #holidayspirit

 

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