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Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Dieters are 5 times as likely to gain weight during the Holiday season - Body Intelligence presents 9 ways to avoid gaining weight during the Holidays

PRLog - Nov. 23, 2008 - Diets don’t help you avoid huge portions at Thanksgiving, rich desserts at Christmas festivities, or high calorie snacks at Super Bowl get-togethers.  During the Holidays most dieters just give up, go off their diet, and gain weight.  In Body Intelligence: Lose Weight, Keep It Off, and Feel Great About Your Body Without Dieting!  (McGraw-Hill) Dr. Edward Abramson offers an alternative approach to weight control.

Here are a few Holiday eating tips from Body Intelligence:

•   Anticipating and planning will reduce excess Holiday eating.  For example, at a party carry a glass of sparkling water so that your hands will be occupied making it harder to snack

•   Learn to cope with Holiday stress without eating (see Chapter 4)

•   Plan either a serious or humorous assertive response to social pressures to eat (see Chapter 5)

•   Alcoholic drinks add calories and are disinhibiting making overeating more likely.  To reduce unnecessary eating, enjoy alcohol with your meal rather than with snacks (see Chapter 6)

About Dr. Edward Abramson

Edward Abramson, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized expert on eating and weight disorders. A Professor of Psychology at California State University and former director of the Eating Disorders Center at Chico Community Hospital, he has appeared on many TV and radio programs including 20/20, Hard Copy, and Joan Rivers Show.  Dr. Abramson’s work has been featured in Reader’s Digest, New York Times, and Cosmo.  Men’s Health called him “the go-to authority on the ‘why’ of weight gain”.  In Body Intelligence (McGraw-Hill) he explains how many of the formerly fat have stopped dieting and learned to control overeating, become comfortable with physical activity, and gain an affirming view of their bodies.

Contact Dr. Abramson for interviews or for information on keynotes and workshops.

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Dr. Edward Abramson is a psychologist, lecturer, and author of "Body Intelligence" which shows how to lose weight, keep it off, and feel great about your body without dieting.

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