Thanksgiving is coming, and so many start to worry about holiday weight gain with very different reactions. Some diet before so they can balance things out when they gain over the holiday season, some get militant with their New Year’s resolutions in January that tend to last until March, and some throw their hands in the air and give up altogether.
For so many years, it has been reported that the average person gains 7-10 lbs over the holiday season. Yikes! That’s a lot. However, what you may not know is this may have been debunked. More recent reports state that people gain about 1 pound over the holiday season.
Hooray! So does this mean to go nuts at Thanksgiving dinner? Not exactly. Everything is a balancing act.
One thing that can make you feel like you’ve had some massive immediate weight gain is bloating. What causes bloating? Dairy, sugar, alcohol, and wheat all cause bloating. Overindulgence of these foods also cause a variety of other uncomfortable side effects, such as brain fog, energy crashes, lack of focus, irritability, cravings, and hyperactivity.
Good information, let’s avoid dairy, sugar, alcohol, and wheat during the holidays. HA! Good luck, right. Not to mention, you should be able to enjoy the holiday season too. That’s where the balancing act comes in.
When you are loading up your plate, fill up with veggies, salads, and turkey, of course. Then treat the other stuff like samplers. Take enough for a couple of bites to enjoy it, but not overdo it. Use the sampler method at dessert time too. Pick a couple of favorites to sample, and take a small amount.
Take care of your mind and body this holiday season with your food (fuel) choices, and you will be clear, focused, and ready to conquer your goals in 2017.
Having Health & Harmony is not about deprivation, but about balance. We’re in Kalusion for your Health & Harmony.
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