If you and your family are hoping to avoid packing on extra pounds over the holidays, there are some simple things you can do now to prepare. Studies show that interventions aimed at reducing weight gain during the holidays can be an effective strategy in controlling weight.
Deborah Boutwell, a dietitian at Cincinnati Children’s, has some simple tips to help kids avoid excess weight gain during the holiday season. She suggests letting children eat fruit or low-fat cheese before the big event. Boutwell also says establishing a one trip rule is also a great way to monitor a child’s diet during dinner by telling kids to get permission before they head back to the food line for seconds. And allowing kids to eat their last sweet treat at least one hour prior to bedtime is a good way to prevent sugar from disturbing a child’s sleep.
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