Research shows the average American gains three to five pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Although many people plan to lose that extra weight in the new year, too often that doesn’t happen. That means after many years, a few extra pounds over the holidays adds up to what can be a serious weight problem, leading to a number of health issues including diabetes, cancer, and heart disease.
Adrienne Youdim, M.D. an internist who specializes in medical weight loss and nutrition and author of the bestseller Hungry for More: Stories and Science to Inspire Weight Loss from the Inside Out told CBN News we can avoid packing on extra holiday pounds while still enjoying goodies in moderation by using seven common-sense strategies.
1. EAT PROTEIN: Eating plenty of protein like fish, beans or chicken makes us less likely to overeat sweets. “Protein is the macronutrient that curbs hunger most,” she said.
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SOURCE: CBN News, Lorie Johnson