holidaysSo many parties, dinners, so much food available during the Holidays, and stress make it difficult for most people to keep from gaining weight during the Holidays. The most common reasons for weight gain are lower levels of activity, overeating or too many sweets. In addition to this, we spend more time indoors and some of us get the blues during this season.


Here are a few easy things you can do that guarantee to keep you from gaining extra weight during the holidays:


  • Drink lots of water. Drink it throughout the day and also drink 2 glasses 15 minutes before you eat. Water increases your metabolism and helps get rid of toxins and fat. Add a few drops of lemon or put a slice in your water and it will taste better and help detoxify your body.
  • Keep Moving! Between all those parties and Holiday shopping it might be harder to make time to go to the gym. But the key is to stay active. Go for a walk during lunch time or during your break. Do your shopping at the mall, rather than online, it’s more fun and you burn a lot of calories walking around and carrying all those bags. And hit the dance floor at parties!, Dancing helps you relax and burn those extra calories, so go ahead and have fun.
  • Leave a ¼ of whatever you’re eating. Who says who have to finish everything on your plate? You don’t have to listen to mom this time. Listen to the signals of your body that tell you have eaten enough.
  • Go for the Salads and vegetables at parties and gatherings. They are low in calories and packed with good nutrition. And you will feel better after the party and the next day. Eating more fruits and vegetables also prevent Heart diseases and Cancer.
  • Drink Alcoholic drinks in moderation, as they are full of sugar and calories. Keep it to 1 or 2 glasses and you will look better at the end of the party.
  • Pay attention to cravings triggered by Emotions or Thoughts. Do you eat when you feel stressed, lonely, bored, sad or depressed? According to a US Research study: “We found that the more people report eating in response to thoughts and feelings, the less weight they lost,” Heather Niemeier, an obesity researcher at The Miriam Hospital and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, said in a statement. Hypnotherapy is an effective way to handle emotions in healthier and more positive ways and to establish better habits towards weight loss.
  • Keep in mind that the essence of the Holidays is not about overeating, overspending or eating too many sweets, the Holidays are about sharing with the ones you love, having fun in the company of others and it is also a time of giving to others, reflecting and being grateful for the year that has passed. Enjoy and Happy Holidays!


By Fabiola Miguel CH, NLP p.

Fabiola is a Certified Advanced Hypnotist, Life CoaCH and Neurolinguistic Programming practitioner. She enjoys helping people reprogram their minds to lose weight and develop a healthier lifestyle, quit smoking, overcome fears, among many other services. Her website is and She is a proud member of the Aquitliy Centre in Port Credit