IT'S THE TIME FOR SEASON'S GREETINGS AND LOTS OF OVER-EATING.
WITH ALL THE HOLIDAY PARTIES AND FAMILY GET-TOGETHERS, THE TEMPTATION TO INDULGE CAN BE OVERWHELMING,BUT WE'RE HERE TO HELP KEEP YOUR DIET OFF THE NAUGHTY LIST!
FROM JINGLE BELLS TO JIGGLY BELLIES!
THE HOLIDAYS CAN WREAK HAVOC ON YOUR WAISTLINE.
"A lot of people go with the turkey, but I like ham."
"I love making sugar cookies, so I eat a lot of those"
STAYING FIT CAN BE A TOUGH TASK.
"I think about it. I just don't want to do too much."
PERSONAL TRAINER SHUICHI TAKE SAYS IT'S ALL ABOUT BALANCE. SO START YOUR DAY WITH THIS...AND THIS... AND THIS...
"By doing your workout in the morning, you actually boost your metabolism during the course of the day."
FOUR SIMPLE EXERCISES, 20 SECONDS EACH, SIX TO TEN REPS.
DON'T SKIP MEALS. SHUICHI SAYS STARVING YOURSELF NOW DOESN'T MEAN YOU CAN PACK IN MORE CALORIES LATER.
"You tend to overeat at that meal because you are overcompensating for the lack of meals earlier that day."
IF HUNGER STRIKES, LOOK FOR PROTEIN-FILLED SNACKS THAT MAKE YOU FEEL FULL LIKE BEEF JERKY, ALMONDS, STRING CHEESE OR EVEN DELI MEAT.
TRY TO RESIST THAT EGGNOG.
JUST EIGHT OUNCES HAS 360-CALORIES. SWAP IT FOR HOT CHOCOLATE AND SAVE 250-CALORIES.
SHUICHI SAYS IT CAN BE HARD TO BE GOOD THIS TIME OF YEAR.
"Give me chocolate cake I may eat the whole thing."
SO DON'T FEEL TOO BAD IF YOU BREAK THE RULES OCCASIONALLY.
"Allow yourself to indulge with your friends and have a good time, afterwards get back on track."
IF SUGAR IS WHAT YOU'RE CRAVING, GRAB A CANDY CANE!
THIS FAMOUS HOLIDAY TREAT HAS ONLY 55 CALORIES.
ANOTHER TIP: SAVE THE BEST FOR LAST!
INSTEAD OF DEPRIVING YOURSELF OF YOUR FAVORITE FOODS, FILL UP ON LESS FATTENING SNACKS THROUGHOUT THE PARTY.