Health Watch: A Fresh Start: Losing Holiday Weight

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Now that the holidays are over, many of us are contemplating losing weight. We may be coming out of the season of holiday feeling bad about overindulging and determined to change our ways, or we may have made a resolution to finally lose that extra weight this year.  

Lona Sandon, a registered dietitian at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, says you probably gained less weight over the holidays than you think. Most people only gain a pound or two during the holiday season. The problem is that people generally don’t lose that weight after the holidays, and over the years those pounds add up.

 This week on Health Watch, we’ll offer some tips to help you make 2006 be the year you lose the holiday weight or succeed in reaching your weight-loss goals.


January 2006

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