15.12.2010 8.Tevet, 5771
Healthy eating: Calories are coming to town
Tips and tricks to keeping the “holiday cheer” without that dreaded weight gain fear.
Tis the season to be jolly! Unfortunately tis also the season when the average American packs on a few extra pounds. While a recent study by the National Institute of Health reveals that the average American probably gains only about a pound during holiday season, we are still treading on thin ice. The study went on to reveal that even though we are not gaining Santa's belly, the majority of Americans never lose that extra holiday weight – and so it accumulates year after year. Think about it, how many times have you heard someone say (or even said yourself) “It’s ok … it’s the holidays! I’ll lose it after New Year's;” however, when the New Year rolls around those extra pounds do not necessarily roll right off. But who can really blame us? Between the Hanukka sufganiyot, the festive Chritmas feasts and the free flowing alcohol served at New Year parties – it is sometimes very difficult to say “no” to all those holiday sweets and treats….