As I said in the first Healthy Holiday Eating Tips focus on weight maintenance in this period. Give yourself a break and take some pressure off. On average, people gain at least five pounds over the holidays. Over a 10 year period with no weight loss, that comes to 20 more pounds. So, strive for maintenance over weight loss in this period.
It helps to see the period in perspective. December 1 through 24 and 26 through 30 are not holidays. You can allow yourself to enjoy the day of the holiday. Just exercise control on the remaining 29 days of December.
Continue to purchase healthy foods, control your portion sizes and eat on a regular schedule. DON’T FORGET to exercise. Enjoy your favorite holiday treats, but in modest portions, eat slowly and savor the taste and texture.
Try to practice moderation.