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?
Skipping meals to lose weight? There's no need to go hungry! In fact, you can eat a lot, feel full, and still lose weight! For long-lasting energy without extra calories, I fill up on healthy foods like protein-rich eggs (you can even add powdered eggs to smoothies!) and high-fiber veggie "pasta." Want to hear more smart calorie-saving swaps?
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. Ready to make the most of the holidays?
Let’s face it: Weight loss is difficult this time of year. 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!