Follow these tips to help you maintain, and not gain this holiday season:
- Start each day with a 30-minute walk and include another walk after big meals.
- Know your weight maintenance calories. For women, this is 10 calories per pound of body weight; for men it is 11 calories per pound of body weight.
- If hosting a celebration, provide healthier food and drink options. Include a few simple veggies on the menu and have zero-calorie beverages available.
- Focus on smaller portions. This helps reduce the number of calories and fat you eat without feeling like you are sacrificing or missing out on anything.