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Holiday Weight Gain

My Imperfect Journey

Brandee Eagles | Posted 09.29.2014 | 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.

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 ...