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Enjoy Christmas Treats Without Gaining Weight

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With Christmas coming up, there's going to be a lot of great food around.

Complete with lots of deserts and other things that have a plenty of calories

But an expert on fitness and nutrition, says you can enjoy them and still stay in shape.

It's just a matter of paying attention, you're doing.

Lauren Berlingeri hosts her own fitness show on YouTube.

She believes in the 80-20 rule.

That's eat healthy 80% of the time and then indulge the during the rest of your meals.

If you know you're going to have a big dinner, eat a light lunch and breakfast.

Plan for your calories, so they don't get out of hand.

She says it's calories in and calories out, so you must maintain a balance.

Berlingeri also says you need to understand what sugary and fatty foods will do to your body.

That knowledge will help you, pass them up, because in the end, they make you feel bad.

She says it's a good idea to take a walk after a big holiday meal, so you can relax and think about all the food you've enjoyed.

Being aware of what we're eating is important, because it's easy to eat mindlessly and forget about how many calories are involved.

You should also build in quality exercise, but don't beat yourself up when you're tired.

She says listen to your body, and stay with it for the long run.

It's just a matter of feeling instead of thinking too much.


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