17 Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain
10. Stay balanced. Don’t fall into the cycle of gorging then restricting. Eat the same meals and small snacks you always do, especially breakfast. Adjust for heavier meals by paring down the next ones, but don’t skip them completely. It’s a recipe for weight gain, causing you to overeat while stalling your metabolism.
11. Ask yourself, “Is it worth it?” If it’s your Aunt Mae’s famous Christmas morning cinnamon rolls, then yes, it might be. But if it’s half of a decapitated gingerbread man you found in the break room, the answer is no.
12. Claim allergies. The easiest way to shoo away unwanted treats from an acquaintance or someone you will never see again is to claim you are allergic. You don’t even have to think up something you are specifically allergic to—”No thanks, I’m allergic,” is all you need to say to get them to kick rocks.