Healthy Living: Holiday weight gain
Around the holidays, one half of women and a third of men are on a diet. Research shows that the average weight gain through the holidays is five pounds.
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On any given day especially around the holiday, one half of women and a third of men are on a diet, are you?
Research indicates the average weigh-in through the holidays is five pounds.
"You always gain in the holidays,” said a man on the street.
Another man admits, "I eat a lot. I gain about 8 or 10 pounds."
Favorite foods tend to be more plentiful during the holiday season.
"I indulge on Christmas cookies from our daughter in law,” said a woman.
"At my mother house, my house, my sister's house, they all have parties so I eat a lot,” said one man.
"Dark chocolate, the almond nut clusters,” explains one woman.
Another woman said, “Pizza, the more stuff on the top of it, the more meats, the best."
Extra exercise can help burn off the extra calories.
"I figure for every extra piece of chocolate, I can work out an extra twenty minutes,” said a woman.
One woman said, "I do a lot of walking."
Changing your behavior can also help cut calories.
"Not too snack too much before a meal. You always have finger foods, I never do that I just go straight to the main course,” said a man.
"I eat more fruits and vegetables, salads, if I go out to lunch during holidays I tend to eat salads more often,” said a woman.
If you are trying to maintain your weight during the holidays and yummy foods are around, moderation is key, try to keep your favorite foods at bay.
"Dark chocolate nut clusters, I could sit and eat those until I go crazy. If I do get some, I put in freezer and I eat just eat little bit,” admit a woman.
For some people, it's not a diet that works, it's a mind set.
"I talk to myself every morning, be good. If you want to live a long time, treat yourself good because if you get older, you will say, if I knew I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself,” said a woman.