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People love to give gifts around holidays and many of these gifts are edible! Who doesn’t enjoy receiving homemade fudge or fruitcake from their Aunt Gertrude? The problem lies in our attempt to eat ALL of edible holiday offerings before it is time to take down tree. Enjoy edible gifts in moderation, and don’t overeat simply because food is available.
REASON #4: All I Want for Christmas is My Sweet Tooth
Gingerbread cookies, spiced cakes, and truffles are all abundant during month of December. Far too abundant! Limit your sweet tooth to a couple sugar selections each week and save yourself from extra, empty calories!
REASON #5: Away in a Manger, No Time for Gym
Shopping, wrapping, baking, gatherings…and you want me to go to gym? The holidays are easiest time to put off working out. Sweating in gym almost seems masochistic when your other option is to be curled up in front of Christmas tree with a plate of cookies in your lap! This year factor your workouts into your schedule and stick to it. Make sure that at minimum you are still getting a cardiovascular workout in 3 times a week.
Take time to integrate these tips into your busy December schedule, and I am sure that you will be thanking yourself come New Year! I wish you all Happy Holidays!
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