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Dieting During the Holidays

Maintaining Your Weight Throughout the Holidays

'Tis the season to be gobbling, and that can make your dieting seem but a distant memory. Although we know not to feel guilty about a diet "slip up" every now and then, it's easy to do so after each cocktail and treat during your December festivities.

Holiday socializing is not a good excuse to let go of all you've worked hard for over the year. If you've been making an effort to bring healthy appetizers to a party or to combat a Santa-inspired waistline, simply maintaining your weight loss is both an admirable and realistic goal. And there's good news on that front: a recently released study found that Americans, especially those who considered themselves unhealthy, are actually pretty good at maintaining weight loss.

These findings are a good reminder that during this season of indulgence, preserving the effects of your hard work throughout 2010, rather than overexerting and depriving, is a sensible and worthy way to greet the new year. So as you navigate the party circuit, how will you be making healthy choices while enjoying the celebrations of the season?

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lilxmissxmolly lilxmissxmolly 5 years
I'll indulge, but not over-indulge. I love the holidays, and it wouldn't be the same without a few treats.
Spectra Spectra 5 years
I usually maintain my weight pretty well during the holidays. I generally avoid eating ALL the goodies that they have out at parties--I'll eat a few nibbles of my favorites and I usually bring a tray of veggies and dip as a healthy alternative for everyone else.
nv27 nv27 5 years
I am on Fitsugar right now looking for inspiration to quit eating all of this crap that my coworkers keep bringing in. This is the third consecutive day someone has brought in treats, and I've induldged every day. I feel like a total fatass!!! Its just so hard when everyone around me is eating these sweet treats. I have a major sweet tooth and no self control. Hmmph! I dont go out and buy anything that I shouldnt be eating, but I have such a hard time resisting when its in front of my desk ALL day while everyone that walks by is nibbling! Then standing over my desk, talking to me while they eat! I could really use some inspiration.
JessieSP JessieSP 5 years
So far I'm doing pretty well with maintaining my weight. I started making better eating choices over the summer time anyway, therefore it's much easier for me to resist all the unhealty food that sits before me during the holidays.
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