Sunday, December 14, 2008

Staying Skinny this Holiday Season

Staying Skinny This Holiday Season
Weight gain isn't inevitable if you show a little self-respect.
By Susan Woodward for MSN Health & Fitness

The average person gains seven to 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, chef Dawn Hall recently informed me.

Seven to 10 pounds.

Putting on that kind of girth due to holiday over-indulgence is easy, Hall assured me. Taking it off come January is not a simple task, involving either routine workouts and/or a disciplined reduction in daily caloric intake.

"A lot of people do that cycle," said Hall, author of Busy People's Cookbooks (Cookbook Resources). "Then at some point along the line they have a hard time getting back on the bandwagon. It's very dangerous. You're playing with your health."

And for no good reason. The holidays are not a license to throw your healthy lifestyle habits out the door, said registered dietician Sylvia Klinger, who teaches community cooking classes in Chicago every Thanksgiving. They're a time to remain aware of how you treat your body. The following ideas can help guide you through the holiday season.

Mark all your holiday parties and get-togethers on a calendar and develop personal eating guidelines for each event, suggested Hall. "We handle situations better when we have a plan A and B," she said.

Cured meats laden with salt and desserts containing large quantities of white flour and sugar are just the type of holiday favorites no one needs. They're the foods that give us a sense of heaviness and drowsiness after we've consumed them. "If you feel like falling asleep after you've eaten, that's a very good barometer, for sure!" said healthy cooking chef and television host Marvin Woods, who owns a restaurant in Florida.

12 Days of Fitness

If you haven't yet signed up for here are a few of the
F-R-E-E Fitness Books I have recieved to help me stay informed and motivated
thru the Holidays and Beyond...

Lose that stubborn 7 Workout Ebook in PDF:

Fit in that Little Black Dress Diet Ebook in PDF:

Staying Fit and Healthy during you pregnancy Ebook in PDF:

Baby Boomer Fitness Ebook in PDF:

To date I have recieved over 20 Ebooks!
With over 80 to go!
Plenty to keep me informed and motivated thru the Holidays and well into the New Year!!!

Happy Holidays!!!

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