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Preventing Holiday Weight Gain

From the Show: Life's Too Short
Summary: How can you survive holiday festivities without gaining weight?
Air Date: 12/5/17
Duration: 18:15
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Brian Parr, PhD
Dr. Brian ParrBrian Parr, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Exercise and Sports Science at the University of South Carolina Aiken where he teaches courses in exercise physiology, nutrition, and health behaviors.

He also conducts research related to physical activity and weight loss.
You try to eat healthy during the holidays. The reality is that many people gain a pound or two between Thanksgiving and the new year.

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How can you plan to keep the weight off?
  • Know that you are not alone.
  • Move more and eat less.
  • Don’t give up your normal fitness routines because of holiday distractions.
  • Park farther away from shops to get a little exercise.
  • Enjoy your favorite foods but don’t overdo it.
  • Don’t stand near a food buffet.
  • Use a smaller plate and get rid of it when you finish your serving.
  • Have one small serving of alcohol and follow it with a glass of water.
  • Snack at home so you aren’t starving when you arrive at the party.
This is not the time to try to lose weight. You’ll have difficulty succeeding with holiday interruptions and meals. Journal about your eating and activity. Keep your focus on seeing loved ones instead of eating your way through winter festivities.

Listen as Dr. Brian Parr joins Melanie Cole, MS to share tips on how you can keep the holiday pounds away.

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