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Holiday Weight Gain

Digging Into the Truth About Holiday Weight Gain

Albert Einstein College of Medicine | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

By Keith-Thomas Ayoob, ED.D. You've probably heard about "holiday weight gain," which happens in that dreaded period between Thanksgiving and New Yea...

Stay Sane Around Food This Holiday Season: 4 Secrets You Won't Hear Anywhere Else

Jen Picicci | Posted 11.19.2015 | Women
Jen Picicci

What if you could start the season of festivity feeling like you had your sh*t together? What if you could easily say "no" to that last minute pain-in-the-butt request from your book club? What if it felt effortless to turn down those stale store-bought cookies sitting on the counter at work, since you know you're not going to enjoy them anyway?

This Holiday Season, Count Good Deeds Instead of Calories

Lauren Marie Fleming | Posted 10.22.2015 | Women
Lauren Marie Fleming

Every year just before Halloween, the fear of Santa starts being drilled into kids' heads. But somewhere around puberty, the fear of Santa wanes and in its place we start to panic over something even more almighty and powerful: fat.

Tips for Answering the Question, 'Are You Sure You Need to Eat That Piece of Pie?'

Lauren Marie Fleming | Posted 10.15.2015 | Women
Lauren Marie Fleming

Remember, preparation is half the battle. Arm yourself now with the self-care and self-confidence you need to make it through this holiday season loving yourself fully as you are right now, right here.

How Many Pounds Did You Get for Christmas?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 02.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

How can anyone not gain weight during the holiday season? Starting with the national binge day, Thanksgiving, the country seems to be in a whirlwind o...

The 7-Step Plan to Avoid Emotional Eating Over the Holidays

Dr. Melissa McCreery | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Melissa McCreery

For many of us, the next few weeks will be a combination of fun, hectic times and stress. Holiday rituals trump our usual routines and structure, relationships aren't always merry, and emotional eating triggers abound.

Lose One Pound Per Week Without Deprivation and Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Andrea Pennington, M.D. | Posted 02.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Andrea Pennington, M.D.

The trick is to find little ways to enjoy the flavors that you love without sabotaging your overall weight success goal. Making some of the above substitutions, most days of the week, will add up to great weight success.

The Easiest Ways To Beat Holiday Belly Bulge

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.29.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Mashed potatoes, gravy, turkey, oh my! You may be surrounded by the most decadent foods this holiday season, but here are some tips to help you avoid ...

12 Expert-Approved Tips To Avoid Thanksgiving Weight Gain

Posted 11.27.2014 | Healthy Living

By Barbara Brody for Life by DailyBurn Gravy-drenched drumsticks, buttery mashed potatoes and gooey pecan pie all sound scrumptious -- until you th...

3 Ways to Lose Weight and Keep It Off During the Holidays

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Helen Agresti RD

Overeating commonly occurs when your mind is not aware that your body is being fueled. Allowing your mind and body to connect results in healthier portion control and a satisfied appetite.

My Imperfect Journey

Brandee Eagles | Posted 11.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Brandee Eagles

My fight continues. I will earn my happiness. I will earn my body. One victory at a time. I don't have it all figured out and probably never will. My journey is imperfect, and that's the beauty of it. I'm just like every other woman out there trying to lose weight. I'm perfectly imperfect.

Will the Ghost of Diets to Come Affect Our Eating Over the Holidays?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 02.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Perhaps if our society suddenly declared that we must eat frugally over the holidays and spend time in the gym rather than at parties, the excessive eating and drinking might end. But until that happens, if ever, the best way to get through the holidays is to enjoy them.

Surviving Two Family Holidays Healthfully

Carlene Thomas R.D., L.D. | Posted 02.05.2014 | Home
Carlene Thomas R.D., L.D.

Luckily, there are strategies for surviving double holiday syndrome.

Enjoy the Holidays Without Weight Gain (and Guilt!)

Rebecca Cooper, MA, MFT, CCH, CEDS | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Cooper, MA, MFT, CCH, CEDS

Recognize that the holidays are a time when most people do overeat. If you overeat, just wait until you are physically hungry before you eat again. You will be surprised how stable your weight will remain just by eating intuitively.

Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain: A New Way of Thinking

Robert Reames | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert Reames

Take one day, and one holiday event at a time. If you do happen to overdo it, simply get back on track the next meal or the next day. No big deal. No harm done.

The Morning After the Extra Nightcap

Jeffry Life, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeffry Life, M.D., Ph.D.

Alcoholic beverages jumpstart the addiction cycle and cause cravings for high glycemic carbs, especially sweets, which directly affect your weight and your health. As we age, the ability to metabolize and fully digest both alcohol and carbohydrates changes.

Want To Really Understand Why You Are Obese?

Laura Lee Carter | Posted 02.25.2013 | Fifty
Laura Lee Carter

We believe it may actually kill us to be open to -- and even to embrace -- the self-loathing we feel inside. We will choose to get addicted to dieting, alcohol, drugs, sex, the Internet, and even to talking on our phones or texting, before we will admit feeling absolutely crappy about our lives.

Holiday Tips To Keep Your Weight Loss On Track

Cheryl Forberg, RD | Posted 02.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Cheryl Forberg, RD

It's holiday time and if you're following a weight-loss plan, there are three different approaches you can take for those festive mealtimes. Whichever decision you make, I hope you'll savor every minute of it without guilt. Here are a few tips to help you sail through this holiday season.

21 Holiday Health Mistakes (And How To Make Smarter Choices)

Posted 12.22.2012 | Healthy Living

By Amanda MacMillan Eleven months of the year, you may do the right thing. You eat healthy, exercise regularly, and maintain your work/life balan...

Eating Expert Ellyn Satter on Preventing Holiday Weight Gain

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 02.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

If you're worrying about how to resist temptation at the next holiday party, you are not alone. Sadly, too many party-goers are more focused on their ever-spreading mid section than spreading holiday cheer. If all you really want for Christmas is the secret to overcoming overeating, you're in luck.

Emotional Eating: A Common Phenomenon During the Holidays

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 02.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Emotional eating is commonly identified as a behavior pattern where food is used for other purposes than just stilling hunger -- such as to deal with stressful situations or as a means for reward.

The Abundance Paradox

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 02.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

The key to thriving in this land of abundance is to recognize the paradox and relearn to use your natural cues of hunger and satiety to guide you. I like to introduce people to mindful eating by teaching them to ask the question "Am I hungry?" before starting (or continuing) to eat.

How 'Tiny Tastes' Can Lead To Big Weight Gain During The Holidays

Becky Hand | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Becky Hand

Sneaky holiday calories are everywhere this time of year. If you took the time to count all those "tiny tastes" each day, you would be surprised at how quickly they can sabotage your weight-maintenance efforts.

WATCH: The Top Three Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

Posted 12.17.2012 | Healthy Living

If you're worried about the pound of weight the average American gains this time of year, know that there are some ways to lighten up the holiday seas...

Holiday Tip: Mini-Size It!

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 02.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

A great way -- perhaps the best way -- to cut calories is to trim your portion sizes, especially of foods that are high in calories. That would include many treats you would find at holiday parties and events.