Controlling Your Sweet Tooth During the Holiday Season

December 17, 2012

By: By, Lisa Graham, RN, BSN, CDE,

 Northside Hospital Diabetes Education Program



Between the cookies, eggnog and pie, the holidays can be the most difficult time of the year to stick to a healthy diet.

         The good news is that we tend to overestimate how much weight we’ll likely gain during the holidays. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, most people gain less than one pound during the holiday season. The bad news is that even though this may not seem like a lot, these pesky pounds really add up over the years, leading to obesity and other life-threatening diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. Preventing weight gain is much easier than trying to diet afterward.  

         Here are a few tips to control your sweet tooth and your waistline around the holidays.


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