Happy Healthy Holidays - Strategies to Help Eat. Drink & be Skinny This Holiday Season

The holidays are tough – now buts about it. So how to you protect the size of yours and still enjoy the season? Follow Eat. Drink & be Skinny’s Happy Healthy Holiday series and join our Weight Loss Challenge! With Halloween behind us, Thanksgiving around the corner and Christmas and New Years on the horizon, it is time to start mapping your strategy to win this war.

Holiday Weight Gain Facts:

While the legend has it that the average American gains 5 pounds during the holidays, there isn’t a whole lot of science behind that statement. In fact, there is a study that shows that we actually only gain 1 pound, but don’t slam back that pretty green martini just yet. The same study also shows that we never lose that pound, so let’s take a peek 10 years into the future and see how good that looks and feels. The bottom line is that if you want to protect your shape or even improve it this holiday season, it will take a little effort. But fear not, I am here to help!

Your Choices this Holiday Season:

We have 55 days until New Year’s Eve, about 8 weeks. And those weeks will be full of candies, baked goods, decadent meals, and festive cocktails — all of the time! The math shows us that even just one, seemingly innocent, extra little treat a day (like piece of cake, pumpkin bread, an extra martini, seconds at meal time, anything about 300 calories) for the rest of the year will guarantee a 4.7 pound addition to your body. Blah. That means tighter pants, larger muffin top and jigglier arms. Not the best look for your New Year’s Eve plans. Now for the good stuff. On the flip side, instead of eating it, you decide to burn it, you can chisel off those same 4.7 pounds and ring in the new year light, brighter, happier, healthier and more confident. Pretty good deal, right?

Happy Healthy Holidays Series:

Every Wednesday, starting November 13th, we will publish an edition of “Happy Healthy Holidays, strategies to Eat. Drink & be Skinny this holiday season.” Each edition will feature sneaky tricks, simple swaps and clever strategies to help you cut or burn 100 calories at a time so you hit your 300 calorie savings per day with your eating, drinking and getting skinny (we’re talking fitness here). This guide will help you navigate the holidays with success, still enjoying the season, but protect your health and waistline at the same time.

How to sign up: Get these posts via email. You can get either one  summary email every 2 weeks or you can sign up to  receive ASAP updates and get posts as soon as they come out, about 3 emails per week total.

ATTN Bloggers: I spent a ton of time developing this series and I'd love to get it in front of as  many eyes as possible. If you would like to share any of the content with your readers, I'm happy to give it to you! You can use the content to grow your own subscriber list and syndicate through an auto responder series, you can share portions within your regular posts or other communication chanels, or you can simply have your readers sign up to follow my blog directly. Message me at teresa@coloryourselfskinny.com if you are interste. Cheers! 

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