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Tips to Avoid the Extra Holiday Weight
Author:Jason Milam


The holidays are always a tough time to keep yourself on track. You can work all year and somehow erase those results between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Staying on track with all the festive holiday meals and subsequent baked treats will require discipline, a few tricks and little hint of good luck.

Here are a few helpful hints to keep you cheerful once the holiday season has disappeared.

1. Eat before you go to a party. If you eat before, you can control the type of foods you eat. Furthermore, you will be less likely to overindulge on the high calorie foods offered at most parties. A glass of our high protein Meal in a Glass™ with a scoop of White Chia makes a great pre-party snack to fill you up!

2. Control the amount of alcohol you consume. Most alcoholic beverages contain empty calories and excess carbs that can add up quickly. A good rule of thumb is consume two glasses of water between every drink. You will feel better and thank yourself in the morning. And speaking of the morning….glutathione (Gluta-Plus) is a great help to fight off a hangover (so I’ve heard) !

3. Give away the snacks, candy and treats. It seems at this time of year our pantries are filled with large popcorn tins and Christmas cookies. The best way to avoid them is to give them away. Out of site, out of body!

4. Finally don't wait to the New Year to start your exercise program. The best time to do anything is now! When you reserve your resolutions for the New Year you will tell yourself "It's alright to eat this because I'll work it off later." Before you know it the extra cookies, desserts and foods have added up to extra weight. Research clearly states that the majority of us will never “work off” that additional weight, so the best way is not to put it on at all. Starting your exercise program now will help burn the extra calories and assist you in making better food choices throughout the day.

I wish you all great success now and in the New Year. Merry Christmas to you and your families.

Live happy and healthy!


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