If you’re like many people,you’re concerned that the holidays will mean the end of your diet. Is exercising particularly hard for you as well this time of year? Does this time of year threaten to undo any progress you might have made? If so,we have some good news for you. By following some clever strategies,you can survive the holidays without putting on extra pounds. The following are some helpful tips that will enable you to avoid the dreaded holiday pounds so many people fear putting on. Amp up your exercise regimen. There’s no other way to eat all these snacks,treats and feasts without gaining weight. You probably won’t be able to say “no” to all of the temptations. If you burn off calories at the gym (or wherever you work out),those holiday calories won’t have to cause you to pack on extra pounds. You can exercise in any number of ways,even if it’s only for a few minutes here and there. If you’re pressed for time,investigate some exercise tools and programs that can be convenient to fit it whenever possible. So far,you have discovered a few things concerning source along with the significance it has for you. We have not placed any particular emphasis on any one thing because we want you to think about them objectively. Of course you have to be the one to decide since it is your life,and it will impact others around you. If you get too bogged down with the minute details,you can easily get lost in the haze. That is would be the ideal scenario,here,but you will not always have the time to do what is necessary for that to happen. So just find what ever spare time you have,and be sure you pay attention to the most important issues. At least until your knowledge is broader,try to determine what directly applies to you if possible. One thing that’s never in short supply over the holidays is alcohol. Aside from consuming extra calories,too much alcohol at a holiday party can make you behave in ways that you later regret. If you’re trying to lose weight,you should either give up alcohol or stick to one or two drinks at most. When you drink alcohol,you’re consuming lots of calories that don’t have any real nutritional value. Another factor to consider is that when you drink,you’re inhibitions go away; this might feel good,but it makes you much more susceptible to the temptations of any food that’s nearby. Ingredients which are healthy should be used for your meals. One hint that should be common sense,and that would be to avoid the holiday foods that are full of butter,lots of sugar,or are fatty foods. It should be obvious that foods that are rich,heavy and thick,like holiday foods,would not be good for you. Good tasting food can still be prepared,even in the same dishes you are used to,only by using healthier foods. Do some research to see if you can’t come up with the healthiest ways possible to make the foods you love and you won’t have to worry about those extra holiday pounds quite as fretfully. We’ve looked at just a few of the ways you can maintain your weight loss plans during the holidays. The whole notion of overeating throughout the holidays and then making a New Year’s resolution to lose it all is not very productive,and has you starting off the year with an uphill battle to fight. You don’t have to deprive yourself; it’s just a matter of being sensible and moderate so that you won’t have to worry about losing twenty extra pounds when January rolls around!