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ANTON NEWSPAPERS: Practical Fit Tips For The Holiday Season

Happy Holidays loves! I hope that you are all having an amazing holiday season with friends and family. With all of the holiday hustle and bustle, it can be easy to forget about your health. Read my latest article for Anton Newspapers/Long Island Weekly on my fit tips for this holiday season!


The holidays don’t have to be synonymous with weight gain and overindulging. Instead of resorting back to old habits, why not get a head start on the New Year? By making a few small changes to your nutrition and lifestyle routine, you can stay in control and positive this holiday season.

Here are some of my favorite practical fit tips for December:

Focus On Weight Maintenance

Holiday parties and massive amounts of food can make weight loss seem very intimidating during the holiday season. You may start restricting yourself to “save” calories for an event, but ultimately give in to overeating at the end of the day. Once the New Year rolls around, you have to do some “damage control” on the 10 pounds that mysteriously snuck up on you. My personal tip to clients during the holiday season is to focus on weight maintenance. Instead of stressing over losing weight, try your best to maintain where you are and not gain any additional weight during this month. Once the new year hits, you can get right back on track with your weight loss journey.

Avoid Skipping Meals

This goes hand-in-hand with the weight maintenance concept. Skipping meals does not equal weight loss! If anything, starving yourself and going for a long period of time without food actually slows the metabolism down and can lead to weight gain. Feed your metabolism with wholesome, fresh, natural foods throughout the day. Listen to your body, and eat to nourish.

Incorporate More Fiber

High-fiber foods include fruits, vegetables, and whole grains; these items tend to be low in calories, but high in vitamins and minerals. Dietary fiber helps normalize bowel movements and aids regularity. Even more importantly, fiber actually helps regulate blood sugar levels by preventing insulin spikes. Fiber also moves fat through your digestive system at an efficient rate so that less of it can be...


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