On average, Americans gain approximately one to two pounds during the holiday season. Those pounds can be avoided through mindful eating in moderation and a few simple strategies:
- Do not skip meals throughout the day as this may result in overeating.
- Have breakfast, as research shows that those who eat this important morning meal tend to consume fewer calories throughout the day.
- Include lots of fiber in your diet by eating fruits, vegetables and whole grains. High-fiber foods are high in volume and will satisfy hunger, but are lower in calories.
- Stay aware! Be mindful of how much you are eating. Pay close attention to desserts and calorie rich foods.