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Holiday Weight Gain

Holiday Time: Time to Pay Attention

Kathy Kaehler | Posted 02.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Kathy Kaehler

Holiday weight gain can be avoided if you are smart, organized and committed to following these simple steps. Begin by adopting these habits today so you have them well-established before you make another New Year's resolution to lose weight.

How to Avoid the Holiday Bloat

Winston Sih | Posted 02.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Winston Sih

This time of year is full of tempting food at the office, indulging potluck parties, and family get togethers. Whether you're looking to shed a few pounds or maintain a healthy lifestyle, here are a few tips to not overdo it during this holiday season.

5 Ways To Avoid Gaining Holiday Weight

Joy Weese Moll | Posted 02.07.2013 | Fifty
Joy Weese Moll

Diet books provide strategies to keep our waistlines smaller than Santa's. I pulled five books from the shelves to discover the tactics I'll be using throughout the holiday season.

5 Reasons For Holiday Weight Gain (And What You Can Do About It)

Ben Greenfield | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Ben Greenfield

This season, consider not succumbing to peer pressure and societal acceptance of holiday weight gain and instead stay physically active and avoid unplanned eating. Your body will thank you when the New Year rolls around.

Are the Holidays the Right Time to Call a Diet Truce?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 02.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Dieting during the holiday season is difficult. It is hard to shake your head and decline every time you are offered something indulgent to eat or drink during the six or so weeks between Thanksgiving and the end of the year.

The Next Great Diet

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 01.29.2013 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

The refrigerator is empty again, save for a few yogurts, a plastic container of homemade cranberry sauce (it lasts forever) and a half-dozen cans of Diet Coke. The kids are gone, and I am feeling the full weight of the holiday. I am ready for my post-Thanksgiving diet.

5 Secrets to a Joyous No-Weight-Gain Holiday

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition It's the holidays, and even the most st...

10 Ways To Stop Stressing About Your Body This Holiday Season

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.11.2012 | Teen

The holidays can be stressful for many reasons, from choosing gifts for everyone on your list to looming college application deadlines to spending tim...

Feel Like a Thanksgiving Turkey? Get Unstuffed From the Holiday Weekend

Brett Blumenthal | Posted 01.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Brett Blumenthal

If you were like me this past Thanksgiving weekend, you might be feeling a little sluggish, a couple of pounds heavier and a bit anxious about the next month of holiday splurging. The best thing you can do is to hit the "reset" button now, so you don't run the risk of a snowball effect.

Bethenny Frankel's Tips For Enjoying Thanksgiving Without Packing On The Pounds

Posted 11.22.2012 | Healthy Living

By Bethenny Frankel Stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy aren't usually part of a low-cal diet, but you can still savor Thanksgiving dinner without ...

Thanksgiving: Should America Cut Back Due to Obesity Crisis?

Rajiv Narayan | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Rajiv Narayan

I don't think the holidays should be canceled. A more precise solution is needed to tackle a more complex problem for a rising population in our society. But let's have that discussion instead of one that perpetuates the the tired and unhelpful way we currently talk about obesity.

Prevent Holiday Weight Gain With These 7 Tips

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

It's that time of year again. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years are upon us, and along with them, the most weight-gaining window on the calendar. If you are trying to maintain your weight, it's a downright "dangerous" time.

Trim Up While Traveling for Turkey Day

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

The days around the Thanksgiving holiday are commonly considered the busiest travel time of the year. How can we prep for the big feast even while we are breezing through airports or stuck in the car for hours at a time?

Maybe Just One

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 01.20.2013 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

I suppose I could try just one little bite. Just to get a sense of the flavor. After all, you worked so hard to pick up this supermarket dessert-assortment tray; it would be rude to refuse the entire thing out of hand.

Sweet Solutions: How To Have A Guilt-Free Holiday Season

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer The sugar wars are on, and the truth is becoming more bitter and less sweet...

Weight Gain During the Holidays Is Hard to Undo

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 01.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Remember that the holidays are primarily there to reconnect with family and friends and to celebrate good times. Enjoying delicious food is certainly part of that, but it shouldn't be the main focus.

The Holidays Are Over, And Now to Everest (By Cross Trainer)!

Paul Greenberg | Posted 02.28.2012 | Comedy
Paul Greenberg

The hours of reverse strides have left us disoriented and confused. The sub-zero temperatures seem to have impaired the display, with the calorie counter only sluggishly inching forward.

WATCH: How This Couple Recovers From Christmas

Laura Zigman | Posted 02.25.2012 | Women
Laura Zigman

You thought the run up to Christmas -- the Christmas "pre-glow" -- was the worst part of the holiday? Well, think again. For some of us, the afterglow is no picnic, either...

Cheryl Burke On Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

People | Posted 12.26.2011 | Celebrity

Dancing with the Stars pro Cheryl Burke made it all the way to the finals last month, but she won't be celebrating with an extra serving of her favori...

Stay Fit Over The Holidays: Celeb Trainers Share 9 Secrets

The Huffington Post | Meredith Melnick | Posted 12.22.2011 | Healthy Living

For many, the December holiday season is marked by parties, visits home and a feeling of shared celebration. But all that reveling (the rich meals! th...

Infographic: How To Navigate Your Holiday Feast

Posted 12.20.2011 | Healthy Living

While the holidays may seem synonymous with over-indulgence, research suggests that the average American actually gains only one to two pounds over th...

The Link Between Winter And Gluttony | NPR's The Salt | Posted 12.19.2011 | Home

If you feel hungrier as winter draws near, you're not alone. Even though most of us spend our days in climate-controlled offices and homes, our appeti...

5 Smart Ways To Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 02.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

That chic LBD you scored on Gilt back in November is hanging in the closet just waiting to dazzle your cohorts. For one brief moment, an image of breakfast sausage links crosses your mind. Then you realize, SPANX or no SPANX, this isn't happening.

Is Holiday Weight Gain, Like January Bills, Inevitable?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 02.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

The infamous holiday five pounds do not have to be inevitable, and what a wonderful gift you will be giving yourself to enter the New Year without the extra weight of the past.

What's YOUR Favorite Holiday Food Vice?

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.13.2011 | Healthy Living

At HuffPost Healthy Living, we've been talking a lot about how to stay healthy and fit during this season of overindulgence. The average person gai...