ALBANY, GA (WALB) - With the thought of sugar plums and other holiday treats, it can be hard not to indulge during this time of year.
Luckily, an Albany nutritional coach said people can enjoy the holiday dishes while avoiding the extra pounds.
Tammy Eisenhart is a nutritional coach at Georgia Center Med Spa. She sees nearly 100 clients every single week.
According to Eisenhart, the average person gains around 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day.
"To try and avoid the extra weight, maybe people pick and choose when they're going to indulge," Eisenhart suggested.
Eisenhart said that in the days leading up to a holiday, people should try to watch what they eat before a big dinner but shouldn't starve themselves.
"You're not going to be as apt to overeat if you're eating several smaller meals throughout the day," Eisenhart said.
If people are going to enjoy a few holiday treats, the nutritional coach suggested that people find the time to exercise as well.
"A quick 30-minute walk can offset some of those extra calories that you are taking in," Eisenhart said.
But what about the booze? The nutritional coach said the most popular topic among her clients is alcohol.
Alcoholic beverages are part of many holiday celebrations. Eisenhart said alcohol is a splurge, but there are ways to cut calories.
"If you're going to go with wine, try to stick with the reds…less sugar," Eisenhart said.
If people prefer beer, the health coach said that the lighter beers are a better option.
Overall, just a few small changes could help keep off those extra pounds this season.