What to Do Every Hour of a Holiday Party to Avoid Weight Gain

Follow these tips round the clock to avoid holiday overeating.

What to Do Every Hour of a Holiday Party to Avoid Weight Gain

By Toni Gasparis

It’s that time of year – the time of lots of parties and the overeating that comes along with it. While the holidays can be an exciting time to see family and friends and have some fun, they can also cause a lot of stress for fear of gaining weight. Use these tips from Dr. Oz’s trusted experts to arm yourself with the hourly tools needed to make sure you get through each party this season without added guilt.


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Don’t forget about exercising the morning of a party. A weekly exercise regimen is important not only for weight loss but also for your overall health. Nutritionist Rachel Swanson says that you shouldn’t rely on exercise solely for weight loss because “We overestimate the number of calories we burn at the gym and underestimate how many calories we consume. To put it in perspective, spending an hour on the elliptical won’t even come close to burning off that extra helping of pie.” Even though it’s much easier to watch your portion sizes for weight loss, exercise is still a helpful factor to consider. Take 30 minutes to an hour in the morning to take a walk around your block to get your blood flowing or even give high-intensity interval training (HIIT) a try.

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