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Losing Weight for the Holidays



The most wonderful time of year is coming soon...the holidays. We will be cuddling up to fireplaces and spending time with our families. We will be splurging on presents and celebrating with old friends. We will be having a well deserved rest after finals, and nuzzling up in our cozy beds. And most of all we will be eating. No matter what you may celebrate over the holidays, they all include lots and lots of food. After a long time scrounging in Umph or ordering take out, homemade cookies, candies, and feasts will be looking better than ever. So, what better time to lose weight than right before the holidays. First, we may want to shed off those few pounds we gained before seeing friends and family. Second, we want to look good in our holiday attire. And third, we want to be able to eat without feeling guilty. 


To start, eating healthy is really important. If you choose to include a gracious amount of alcohol in your diet, you’re going to need to balance it out. Which means the best thing you can do when you’re terribly hungover is go workout and not eat the junk food that you want oh so badly. If you have a meal plan at Umph, you don’t have a lot of choices. Get creative. Make a salad at the salad bar, and find chicken or a protein to put on top. Eat the eggs. Don’t eat a triple cheese bacon omelet. Eat an egg white omelet with spinach, or a regular omelet with ham/turkey and vegetables. Bail on the cheese. Check out the healthy choice/ vegetarian options even if you’re a huge carnivore. Sometimes they have broccoli and other vegetables that are good.