In addition to holiday parties, winter brings a host of other temptations that can ruin your diet plans. Even more, the cold weather deters us from exercising. So outside of parties, here are some more tips to prevent winter weight gain.
First, think before you drink. Don't waste all of your daily calories drinking that fancy pumpkin spice latte or peppermint mocha topped with whipped cream. To warm up on a cold day, stick to the basics like regular coffee, tea, or a hot dark chocolate made with skim milk.
Second, don't forget to sleep! With a busy schedule of holiday shopping and parties it can be easy to forget to squeeze in time for some night time Zs, but research has shown that men and women who got a full night's sleep (eight hours) were generally thinner than those who didn't.
Finally, maintain your exercise routine. I know it's difficult in the cold, dark weather, but it's the key to keeping off those winter pounds. Better yet, take advantage of the snow and add some fun winter sports to the mix, like cross country skiing, snow shoeing, and even ice skating.