The Big Day is upon us. For me, Thanksgiving marks the beginning of a treacherous obstacle course in eating. While I love the holidays and look forward to the various social gatherings, I don't look forward to the vigilant restraint I must keep during November and December. Over the years I've told my clients that the best approach this time of year is to put aside goals of weight loss and focus on maintaining their current weight. This is a great approach as it allows you the freedom to have a little fun while continuing to keep an eye on the scale. Continue your exercise program and put in extra effort to make all of your gym "appointments." Then, when January rolls around you will be able to resume your weight loss program without having lost too much ground.
While the season is a battle for me as well, I usually come through it without any weight gain. In the past, my approach has been to stay on my standard strict diet and refuse any indulgences during the entire holidayRead More »from Thanksgiving Plan of Attack