For more years than I would like to admit, the holidays were my major downfall — leading right into the coldest, snowiest and hardest time of year to get outside and be active, which means I didn't lose the weight until sometime around April. Yikes! I would gain at least 5 pounds from Thanksgiving to January 1. What can I say? I love food!
But, I don't love food so much that I want my health to suffer — or the way I feel about my body to suffer. I have integrated many strategies over the years to keep a healthy weight, and one of the easiest that anyone can add to their daily routine is drink more water!
Especially during the holidays, traditional foods — at least in my family — are full of fat, salt and sugar, all of which contribute to dehydration. Eat too many of these foods and you may confuse your thirst for hunger, which could lead to additional overeating.
I love food, especially the foods of the holidays. Using a few easy strategies like drinking plenty of water helps me to enjoy my favorite foods without unnecessary weight gain.
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