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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Tips to Avoid Winter Weight Gain

Tips To Avoid Winter Weight Gain

If you’re trying to maintain a healthy weight, holiday parties, football games and cold weather can sabotage your good intentions. However, some thoughtful planning can keep you on track.

Research shows that many adults gain a pound or two during the winter and the extra weight tends to stick around all year. It is easier to avoid gaining weight than it is to take it off and keep it off later on.

The following tips can help you avoid gaining weight during the cold weather months.

- Keep active. Don’t turn into a couch potato when the weather is cold. Walk the dog a few extra blocks each day, play active games with your kids, add a few minutes of brisk walking when at the mail, and take the stairs when you can.

- Monitor your beverages. Drinks such as coffee treats, hot chocolate, eggnog and supersized soft drinks can have as many calories as a cheeseburger. For example, a peppermint mocha can have 400 calories or more.

- Plan ahead for healthy eating at special occasions. If your winter calendar includes family feasts, office celebrations, football parties, and holiday events, stick to strategies that can help you enjoy your favorite foods in moderation. With a personal party plan, it’s easier to enjoy the gathering without being tempted to overindulge.

Source: Susan Nitzke, Nutrition Specialist and Professor Emerita of Nutritional Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison

1 comment:

  1. the tips provided by you are really beneficial who are health conscious.looking forward for more informative posts from you.