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The upcoming holiday season can be a challenge for anyone trying to lose weight. With Thanksgiving leftovers and Christmas sweets going around, it isn’t easy to honor your commitment to eating healthy and looking after your body. Who can resist another slice of chocolate fudge?

 

This is a common challenge, and some tips have been proven to help you maintain your ideal figure while enjoying the holidays.

You don’t have to spoil a party by rejecting the cookies made mostly for you; instead, try these methods to maintain control of your habits. That way, you won’t regain the weight you lost over the summer.

Bring A Treat

If you’re going to a holiday party and suspect that there won’t be any healthy treats, it’s a good idea to bring something. You can never go wrong with fresh vegetables or almonds.

Drink Water

Water is the solution to many problems, but it might save you this holiday season. Instead of accepting that second cup of hot chocolate, ask for a glass of water. It will keep you hydrated and help avoid gaining unwanted pounds.

Remember Your Workout

The holidays can be chaotic, and it’s tempting to think that there’s no time for your run on the treadmill. You might skip one day and then skip the other until you’ve gone a month without any real exercise. Rearrange your schedule so that you can get your workout on days off without missing out on the holiday fun.

 Opt for Alone Time

Many of us are people-pleasers and can’t bear to miss out on a party our best friend invites us to. Remember that there’s nothing wrong with choosing a time for yourself. Learn to say no this holiday season, choosing instead to stay home and make healthy decisions so that you don’t lose track of your routine.

The holidays are fun, but don’t let this fun ruin your healthy lifestyle. We hope that these tips will help you enjoy the season without feeling like your healthy summer choices have been thrown away.