Many Americans gain about 5 pounds over the holiday season. Here are a few tips to help you watch that extra weight.
Keep track of what you put in your mouth. As mentioned in a previous post writing down what you are eating and the calories associated with each food is a good way to keep from overindulging. Keep your portion sizes from getting out of control and if you like something in particular focus on that food.
After a meal go for a walk. Actually, any form of exercise that is convenient for you will do. Even walking around a mall is good exercise.
Stay away from candy or other sweets and remember don't sit down at a meal starved. Chances are you will eat too much. Have a low-cal snack before a major meal if you are hungry.
But most of all enjoy the holiday season. Happy Holidays!