Sticking to your weight loss plan is hard no matter what time of year it is–the holidays can make it even more challenging. Here’s how to overcome the temptation to throw your diet out the window and instead stick to your weight loss goals while enjoying the occasional holiday treat.
The holiday season is here and that means more than gifts, celebrations, and pretty lights. It also means it’s the time of year when we have so many of our favorite holiday treats. Whether it’s a family tradition to have a special holiday dessert or the temptation of all those holiday flavors at your favorite ice cream parlors and coffee shops–it seems like there’s more delicious food to try than ever at this time of year.
If you’re on a diet, that means that this can also be one of the most stressful times of the year.
Quickly following Thanksgiving, which is one day of feasting, we have the whole of December with multiple holidays and more gatherings than any other time of year. That means there’s more alcohol flowing and more food for eating so you have more opportunities to slip back into your old eating habits. The stress comes in when you know you want to achieve a weight loss goal but you also want to enjoy your special holiday.
When you feel like you have to avoid your favorite foods or feel left out by turning down gatherings to make sure you stick to your diet, it’s a downer for your whole holiday season. That’s why so many people end up giving up on their diet around the holiday season.
The good news is that the holiday doesn’t have to be a stressful time if you want to lose weight. It’s possible…
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