So you lost some weight, or you’ve been dieting and exercising, hoping to drop a size, or two, or maybe six… but now the holidays are coming. If you’re dreading December, wondering how you’ll possibly resist all of those scrumptious desserts, high carb and high fat choices at the Christmas buffet table… rest assured, you’re not alone.
The weight loss industry booms in January at least partly because so many people fall off the wagon in December. It’s no joke that the holidays have even the most hard-core healthy eaters packing on the pounds as they cave to Christmas cookie cravings and overindulge in rich, heavy foods.
With so many parties and occasions happening through the entire month of December, it’s nearly impossible to say no to all the delicious foods tempting us at every turn. And yet, there must be a way to reach a happy medium when it comes to enjoying all your favorite holiday fare, yet still managing to achieve your daily veggie intake while keeping control of your fat, sugar and carb consumption.
Can you manage to stay on your diet, healthy eating plan or commitment to low-carb lifestyle while still being a part of the delicious indulgence that is the holiday season?
Here are some tips for handling the holidays when you’re trying to lose weight… and at this festive and food-filled time of year, letting more than your heart be light.