17 Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain
4. Get plenty of sleep. Aim for six to eight hours of sleep every night. It may sound impossible, but your metabolism, your energy level and your loved ones will thank you.
5. “Treat” others like you would want to be “treated.” You have to give everyone and their brother a gift: your hairdresser, the host of every party you attend, your boss, babysitter, etc. and the easiest and cheapest thing is a plate of cookies or breads. Stop the vicious cycle: you don’t want cookies, so why give them to someone else? Set an example by making something healthy, but still delicious, like seasoned nuts or homemade granola. Not only are you keeping the crap out of your house, lessening your chances of munching on a few, but you’ll also show those closest to you that you care about their health as much as your own.
6. Regift tins of cookies, brownies and candies. When you get a generic tin of cookies or the much-feared fruit cake from the dear old lady down the street, say thank you, then give them to your mailman. Or the lady that cuts your dog’s toenails. It’s not rude; it’s being frugal, and they probably regifted them to you in the first place.