Some Tips for Keeping Fit During the Holidays

Some Tips for Keeping Fit During the Holidays | UPMC Italy

The holidays, a time of joy and gathering, often come with an abundance of food and drinks. However, this doesn't necessarily have to result in weight gain. Let's talk to Angela Zaccagnini from the Wellness and Integrative Oncology Program at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center to discover intelligent dietary strategies for tackling holiday buffets without guilt.

Following these suggestions might help avoid negative feelings and weight gain during the festivities. Always remember to consult a specialist for specific guidance, especially if there are particular medical conditions.

Festivities and weight management

During the holidays, stress can influence our food choices and physical activity. Maintaining an exercise routine and setting realistic goals before the holidays can help prevent weight gain.

Moderation and awareness

Having fun is essential but in moderation. Being mindful of food choices is crucial to enjoy the holidays without additional stress.

Routine and dietary choices

Maintaining a regular eating schedule, with healthy breakfasts and light meals before the celebrations, leaving room for dinner. Paying attention to portions and including fiber in dietary choices can promote a sense of fullness.

Smart choices at the buffet and bar

Starting with a salad, followed by lean proteins, and limiting carbohydrates. The combination of proteins and fibers promotes satiety.

Moderation with beverages

Limiting intake of high-calorie beverages and preferring options with lower calorie content such as light wine or club soda.

*This article is for informational purposes and does not substitute professional medical advice.