The holidays are well on their way (it’s hard to believe Thanksgiving is just around the corner!). This time of year the average person gains only a few pounds. The challenge is, most of us don’t lose those few extra pounds and over the years this weight gain really adds up. So what’s the solution? How can you avoid gaining even a few pounds over the holiday season? The trick is to prepare yourself NOW. By creating a healthy game plan today, you can avoid that seasonal weight gain by the time Thanksgiving rolls around. We asked a few of our most successful members how they prepare for the festivities. Here’s what they had to share.
“Because most of the parties take place over the weekend, I try to eat cleaner, more natural meals during the week. This way, if I over-do it a bit during a holiday meal, it’s not as big of a deal. I also try to not cheat during the week and save my indulgences for the actual holiday meal or party.” Janine, 38 years old
“I increase the intensity of my workouts to help off-set the holiday food. I also add in more interval training." Devin, 45 years old
“I can’t stress enough how much journaling helps me during the holidays. I stay accountable to myself and seeing my choices on paper is always a real eye opener.” Michelle, 27 years old
“Working with my nutrition coach saves me every holiday season. I’m happy to say that I don’t gain over the holidays, just maintain, which is exactly what I need. My coach helps me to set goals and stick to them. Without the extra support and motivation, I probably would gain weight.” Annie, 58 years old
“My belt keeps me in check. If it’s getting tight, I cut back on the cheating. Always works for me.” Nick, 27 years old
Let us know your best tip to get you through the holidays. We’d love to hear from you!
The Venice Nutrition Team
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