Nutritional Strategies for the Holidays
If you are the average American, it may feel like you gain 5-10 lbs. during the holiday season. However, several studies have been shown that typical weight gain is actually closer to 1-2 lbs. This may not seem like a lot, often because those pounds seem to stick around and after a few years the extra can start to add up! It’s no wonder that year after year, the biggest New Years resolution in January is weight loss. It seems that with the holiday season coming, we let down our healthier dietary regimen and give in to more comfort foods, social events, etc. Biologically, the winter cold brings a slightly slower metabolism, less desire for activity and exercise due to colder weather, more opportunities for social gatherings, etc. It's the perfect storm for packing on unwanted pounds.
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