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How to Prevent Weight Gain in The Season of Fun, Food and Festival?

Published:27 Feb, 2017     By: Salan Khalkho     2 min read

There are ways to celebrate the season without packing extra pounds, even when you eat foods you love. The key is moderation. With a little thought and planning, you can turn even the most decadent buffet into an opportunity to diet.


Prevent Weight Gain in The Season of Fun

For months together you have tracked your food and exercised religiously to keep in shape. Rather than just a fitness fad, you have made it your lifestyle and build the confidence that you are in for a long haul. But then why winter holiday season seems to be so intimidating.

The answer might sound complex and may vary from people to people based on their unique circumstances, lifestyle and various factors. However the simple answer, which I am sure you will agree to, is that unlike any other food centric holidays like Valentine day or Halloween, the winter holiday season lasts for couple of weeks.

winter holiday season is challenging

Even if you are a person with extraordinary willpower, winter holiday season is challenging for everyone. However, fortunately there are ways to celebrate the season without packing extra pounds, even when you eat foods you love. The key is moderation. Here are some tips to shore up your willpower and curb your appetite.

Chew while you chop

Preparing for Christmas dinner is a sure recipe for weight gain. Those little bites and tastes you take while you cook can easily add up hundreds of calories. You can avoid nibbling by popping a piece of gum to keep your mouth occupied while cooking.

Be a picky eater

Be a picky eater

With a little thought and planning, you can turn even the most decadent buffet into an opportunity to diet. Before you fill your plate, checkout entire spread to know exactly what you have to choose from. Savor every single bite and take time to eat since it takes at least 20 minutes for a feeling of fullness to set in. Sip slowly a glass of water if you want to go to the table for second helping or dessert.

    Take a dainty bites

    According to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, people whose average bite size is about a tablespoon ate 25 percent more compared to people whose average bite size is about a teaspoon.

    Plate size

    Reach for the smallest plate size you can find. Research shows that you will end up eating 20 percent less if you use salad plate instead of a dinner size one.

      Think before you eat

      Think before you eat

      Eat when you are really hungry. Before reaching out for a treat, stop to assess if you are really feeling hungry. If you are already full, but still don't want to pass those goodies, consider having just a tiny taste or perhaps you can even save it for another day.



      Important Note: Medical and health related information given in this article is not a substitute for professional medical advice. This article is intended for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor immediately. Always seek the advice of your doctor before starting or changing treatment.



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