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Good News About Weight Gain and the Holidays!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

I was flipping through Better Homes and Gardens at the MD's office and found a blurb that I wanted to share with all of you.

64 = approxmate number of candy canes you'd have to eat to gain a pound.

Myth= We pack on major weight in winter.

Fact= The average American gains only a pund or two between Thanksgiving and New Year's., according to the natioanl Institutes of Health. The downside is that the weight creep often goes unnpoticed - and unaddressed. As years go by, the cumulative gain can be serious...

Advice= Maintain a predictive food journal. Instead of docummennting what you already consumed, jot down what you tend to eat in the coming day. Having a game plan will help you resist temptations, such as the second slice of pie.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PINKNFITCARLA 11/24/2012 12:12PM

    I almost always pre-track my nexts days meals. Makes it easier for me to not overeat if I have a plan.

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GAYEMC 11/23/2012 2:17PM

    I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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LARISSA238 11/22/2012 6:57PM

    Weight seems to sneak up on me, especially this time of year. Thanks for the good advice!

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TRUCKERWIFE2 11/22/2012 4:10PM

    Great advice. One of my other spark friends commented on eating alot of veggies before you partake on the more fattening items so you will be not be eating so many empty calories. Hope you are having a great day!

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ADZY86 11/22/2012 10:20AM

    Thanks for this. The last point especially is very true. I'm surprised about the 1lb weight gain though. I know for me, when I don't watch what I'm eating, in a month I could gain 5lbs easily!

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LOVESLIFE48 11/22/2012 10:05AM

    emoticon so much for the info!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

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