Preventing Holiday Party Pounds By Bonnie Pfiester
It's that time of year when Christmas parties pack the schedule and pack on the pounds. Since most American gain an average of 5-10 pounds over the Holidays, it's just one more thing to stress out about. Most of us are already stressed out enough about getting all the right gifts, throwing the best parties, mailing those silly Christmas cards, decorating the perfect tree, attending all the necessary Holiday functions and making the rounds with all the family with out hurting anyone's feelings. The last thing we need to stress about is our weight.
If this sounds familiar, there is one helpful tip that can help you manage your weight through such a busy season. Be prepared. If you know that you will be faced with fattening foods and sweet temptations, you must prepare for it. This means that you might want to eat a little something before going to your next Holiday party instead of setting yourself up for an overeating frenzy by arriving hungry. It's also a good idea to carry a healthy energy bar or snack on your next trip to the mall. We prepare for hurricanes, we make preparations for Christmas travel and we can prepare for hunger or the temptation to overeat at Holiday functions.
Holiday parties, benefits and family gatherings will never go away, nor will the stress of buying that perfect gift, but you can prevent them from affecting your waistline.
About Bonnie Lee Pfiester
Health Club Owner, Wife to TV Fitness Trainer and Host, Health & Beauty Columnist, Keynote Speaker, Model, Musician, Artist, Automotive/Motorcycle Enthusiast and Community Leader.