Shifting the holiday weight gain
Post Holiday weight gain? No problem, a New Year a New You
7. Maintain your active lifestyle. Remember that "running" errands aren’t the same as running or jumping or climbing. The more activity you can add to your days (in addition to planned fitness) the better off you'll be. Like maybe playing some footie with the kids or walking the family pet. Or maybe try a new hobby like sledding or snowboarding (Big Bear is only up the road), or surfing or kayaking. We live in LA so you can do it all so why not.
8. Keep an emergency snack on hand. Stashing some healthy portable food in your car, purse, and desk drawer can help satisfy your cravings and prevent you from going overboard on all the wrong foods. This is a good idea when you're hungry at work and cookies sound tempting, or when you're shopping late at the mall and hear the food court calling.
9. Watch your portions. Especially when eating out. There's nothing wrong with enjoying some decent restaurant food but just make smart choices and keep your portions in check. If presented with a huge meal take home half in a doggie bag, one less meal to prepare tomorrow.