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Prevent the Holiday Weight Gain

preventing holiday weight gain!

Is it too early to hear the word "holiday" yet?  Well, now is the best time to start getting yourself into a healthy eating regimen.  It takes 2-4 weeks to any behavior to become a habit.  You have just a little over 2 weeks to start a healthy eating plan.

Where can you start?

Eat Consistently

Breakfast should be consumed within 30 minutes of waking, and be
sure to consume a meal or snack every 3-4 hours. Aiming for 4-6 smaller more
frequent meals per day helps to increase your metabolism for weight loss and increase your energy for exercise


Portions

In order to be hungry for snacks between meals, you need to eat smaller meals. Otherwise, you will simply be adding unnecessary calories.

Fist= 1cup.

For healthy portion of fruit and grains= ½-1 fist

For healthy portion of veggies= 1 fist

Tip of thumb= 1 Tbsp for salad dressing and peanut butter

Palm (varies between 3-6oz according to size and thickness) for protein.

Here's to a healthy holiday season!

 

 

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