Sudbury Living - Winter 2007 - (Page 49)

Weighing your options holidays over the BY WENDY BIRD ‘T is the season to eat, drink and be merry, but some people don’t always feel that way after the holidays are over when they climb on that bathroom scale. The average person can gain up to 10 pounds during the festive season, thanks to reduced activity and increased recreational eating. But it doesn’t have to be that way, say weight loss experts. People can navigate through the calorie-laden holidays without packing on the pounds. All it takes is a change of focus and a bit of planning. “We need to remember that the season is not all about the food,” said Lorna Fryer, area manager with Weight Watchers in Sudbury. “It’s also about family and friends and the time we get to spend with them. The best gift you can give them is good health.” “My first Christmas on (the) Weight Watchers (program), I asked my family what special food they really wanted over the holiday,” Fryer said. “I was surprised by their answers. As it turned out I didn’t have to make all those fattening dishes I thought they would be looking for. What I thought they wanted was not necessarily what they asked for.” Planning to make one or two “special-request” dishes may be all that’s required to help a continued on page 51 Winter 2007 Sudbury Living 49

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