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Week 19

“You know how some people suffer from water retention? Well, (during the holiday season) I suffer from sugar retention!” -  Brigitte G.

 
 

Week 19

“You know how some people suffer from water retention? Well, (during the holiday season) I suffer from sugar retention!” -  Brigitte G.

 


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I hear ya, sister!  And fat retention for me!

I find the Christmas/Chanukah, etc season is one of my favourite times of the year. People are a little nicer to each other and we generally make an effort to celebrate this season of giving with our friends and family. That often means lots of social gatherings at home and in restaurants, with drinking, baked goods, deep fried appetizers, more drinks, and presents of chocolate, shortbreads, fruitcake, and in my case, my mother’s pierogi, tossed in butter and bacon. It’s not just for a day, either. My holiday lasts for a month, and in some cases, starts in November!

To which I say yum! And help!!!!

How to strike a balance so that you don’t end up heavier in January? Statistics say that the average weight gain over the holidays is 3 – 5 pounds, and often that weight is not lost.  Multiply that over 10 years and you are looking at 30-50 pounds!

Ok, I don’t mean to depress you, or dampen your holiday festivities. However, if you are pay some attention to your behaviour, then you can manage the holiday season without ending up looking down at a replica of Santa’s tummy on your own body! How to keep the Ho! Ho! Ho! from becoming Ack! Ack! Ack!? Read on for some eating strategies and fit tips for the holidays. 

Oh, and enjoy every minute of the season!

     
     

I hear ya, sister!  And fat retention for me!

I find the Christmas/Chanukah, etc season is one of my favourite times of the year. People are a little nicer to each other and we generally make an effort to celebrate this season of giving with our friends and family. That often means lots of social gatherings at home and in restaurants, with drinking, baked goods, deep fried appetizers, more drinks, and presents of chocolate, shortbreads, fruitcake, and in my case, my mother’s pierogi, tossed in butter and bacon. It’s not just for a day, either. My holiday lasts for a month, and in some cases, starts in November!

To which I say yum! And help!!!!

How to strike a balance so that you don’t end up heavier in January? Statistics say that the average weight gain over the holidays is 3 – 5 pounds, and often that weight is not lost.  Multiply that over 10 years and you are looking at 30-50 pounds!

Ok, I don’t mean to depress you, or dampen your holiday festivities. However, if you are pay some attention to your behaviour, then you can manage the holiday season without ending up looking down at a replica of Santa’s tummy on your own body! How to keep the Ho! Ho! Ho! from becoming Ack! Ack! Ack!? Read on for some eating strategies and fit tips for the holidays. 

Oh, and enjoy every minute of the season!

     


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