Fall is well underway and the holidays are fast approaching!
And while we all know that holidays can be a wonderful time for big family meals and re-connecting, we also know that it can be a very stressful time.
Stress makes us overeat, exercise less and can fuel feelings of depression.
Stresses can be in many different areas — from tension-filled interactions with our least favorite cousin or uncle all the way to pressures around food. Not wanting to offend our hosts by not overeating is just one of those pressures.
And that’s before we even dig into our Thanksgiving dinner, which averages 3,000 calories! But nobody wants to cut out all of our favorite holiday foods and concoctions — just some of it, and small portions of everything else.
After all the effort we put into losing weight, the last thing we want to do is to sabotage our goals.
So, what can we do to prevent weight gain? Here are five proven ways to maintain a healthy diet during the holidays.