There’s no time of the year when gluttony is more acceptable than the holiday season. That stretch from Thanksgiving to New Year's is a whirlwind full of travel, family that you may or may not want to see, and one long, gigantic meal.
Oh, and alcohol -- lots and lots of alcohol. After all, the only way to properly deal with that relative you love but don’t like is to drink your way into the holiday spirit.
But by the time the new year has rolled around, you might think it's time to get your act together. Still, losing weight is harder than gaining it, so here are four keys to make it a bit easier this January.
Don’t dwell on the past
The last thing you should do is start beating yourself up over what you’ve done in the past. Much easier said than done, right? As much as you can, enjoy the holiday season for the celebration it was, and the people you got to spend it with.
More importantly, understand that falling off the proverbial wagon is completely normal. Everyone fails from time to time.
I personally failed spectacularly for about a three-week stretch this holiday season. But that’s life, and I understand that dwelling on it won’t do me any good in the here and now.
Accept it, understand it, and move on from it.