During the summer holidays, it’s pretty common for people to put on weight, whether they want to or not. In fact, Australians average holiday weight gain is about one kilo. That might not seem like much, but it can add up. Concerned about putting on the pounds this holiday season?

Give Yourself a Treat (and a Limit)

One of the biggest reasons people gain weight around the holidays is that there are just so many treats available. It seems as if every day, someone is bringing something decadent into the office. Then there are the parties, with their free-flowing wine, rich appetizers, and an array of desserts.

When faced with a sea of sweets and treats, the best thing you can do is enjoy the treats in moderation. Set a limit of one treat per day or per week (depending on your goals). That way, you won’t feel deprived and will still be able to enjoy the festive season without too much holiday weight gain.

Focus on Vegetables

If you’re worried that all those treats will be too much for you and you won’t be able to resist temptation, one option is to fill up on healthier picks. Aim for eating five to seven servings of vegetables and fruit each day. Veggies and fruits are low in calories but typically high in fiber. They’ll make you feel full without leading to weight gain. You won’t have room for those cookies!

Move Away From the Food Table

Holiday parties where the socializing happens around a holiday spread can be particularly disastrous for your waistline. If everyone seems to be hanging out around the food table or in the kitchen, be the person who makes the first move away from the snacks. That way, you won’t be tempted to keep nibbling on the available treats as you chat.

Once the holidays are over, you might find that you have put on a bit of weight or that you’ve got some particularly stubborn fat that you want to get rid of. While Body Sculpting treatments won’t help you drop a lot of weight and won’t keep the holiday kilos away, it can help to reduce areas of unwanted fat without the need for surgery.