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Avoid the Holiday Weight Gain

By November 23, 2016November 24th, 2016Editorials

Avoid the Holiday Weight Gain

Thanksgiving will officially start the holiday season, and unfortunately for some people that also means the start of the season of gaining weight. But there are some steps you can take to avoid gaining so much weight, while still enjoying the indulgence of the season.

Dr. Kevin Cambell, an M.D. from North Carolina, recently gave some tips on how to avoid gaining all that unwanted weight.

Exercise. Doing some exercises, which can be as simple as walking, on Thanksgiving morning and after the day’s feast can help to prep your body to consume more food than usual and burn calories after dinner.

Be sure to eat in the morning, as this will keep you from over-eating at dinner. Avoid snacking while cooking dinner, and limit your intake of fatty and starchy foods at dinner. Try to avoid eating the turkey skin, limit the stuffing and mashed potatoes, and take it easy on dessert.

Another good thing is to avoid consuming to much alcohol, as it makes you more sluggish and retains water.

By just following a few simple steps, you can enjoy the holiday season and all its food glory without the fear of the dreaded weight gain.

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