Avoiding Weight Gain Over The Holidays


By Brittany Cooper

Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) A Texas A&M University study has revealed people consume an extra 619 calories during the holidays. That boils down to a five to seven pound weight gain between Thanksgiving and New Years.

A local health expert recommends sitting down to eat and chew your food really well. Sure you might have told your kids this, but it's helpful for adults as well.

Chewing each mouthful at least 30 times will help you feel more satisfied and you'll eat less.

"Every meal is a new opportunity to make a better choice so just because you didn't do well at one meal, get back on the wagon and do it again...It's not like now I've ruined my diet and go off it. And on New Year's start fresh in January because you're going to gain 12 extra pounds," adds Jill Skeem, Macrobiotic Health Counselor.

Skeem also recommends not eating three hours before bedtime as your body needs time to clean and repair itself. Therefore the stomach needs to be empty, otherwise the food will be stored as fat.

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