Did you know that the average person gains 5-10 pounds over the holiday season? There are many reasons why, but you don’t need to be part of the group of people who have unhealthy weight gain in such a short period of time.

The fact is, with whole food, plant based eating, you can actually drop weight during the holiday season. And do it in a very healthy way. 

And! you will feel better than if you eat a bunch of animal, dairy sugary foods. 

The first step in avoiding an unwanted, and unhealthy, weight gain is to realize it does happen. 

Become aware of this fact and it is easier not to fall into the trap of gaining weight. 

Here are a few simple tips to stay the course during the holiday season. 

1. Eat before going to work and family gatherings. That’s right. Eat. But… eat healthy. 

2. Drink plenty of water. Water will keep you hydrated and with a feeling of being full. 

3. Think through the junk snacks. Although tempting in the moment, think about how you’ll feel after you down unwanted junk. 

4. Take time for physical activity.

5. Snack on healthy foods.

6. Be mindful of what you put in your mouth. 

7. Get plenty of sleep. 

8. Avoid the, “One won’t hurt.” Granted, one won’t likely hurt, but if you say that enough, it does hurt and adds unwanted (and unhealthy) calories and pounds. 

9. Set realistic and healthy goals for the coming year. This is where a lot of people set themselves up. They set unrealistic resolutions that are bound to fail. 

Determine the quality of life you want and take daily action toward accomplishing this. 

To assist those who are interested in making 2020 the best year ever, I’m rolling out a 30 day accountability plant-based eating program. To keep it fun, manageable and doable, I will be opening it up to 30 people. 

Be watching for information over the next week on how to join.

To your health and vitality.    

p.s. Are you a member of the Plant Based Eating for Health Facebook group? If not, join here