We are fast approaching the holiday season where we will gorge on both gadgets and junk food and regret both at the start of the new year. The New York Times report that the average American will gain 1-2 pounds during the holiday period and those overweight tend to gain even more. With work becoming busy, weather getting colder, and the stresses of dealing with family (buying gifts, hosting dinners and parties, etc) it is easy to see how we can get overwhelmed. So over the next few weeks we are going to drop some holiday tips as well as meal ideas to help you get through this period. We also encourage members to provide tips and recipes to help make health conscience meals. My Two tips to start things off: 1) Do not skip working out: When time get in a crunch we try and eliminate as much as possible to make up for it. But I encourage you to keep your workouts as it will help with stress, help you feel good, and will help shed/maintain the weight. If you have to cut your workouts from 1hr to 30 mins I suggest more high intense workouts like crossfit where you working the entire body in a short span. 2) Add the green: Sugar cookies, cakes, pies, and puddings are going to crowd the plate during this period but also add the green, and I am not meaning the green sprinkled sugar cookie, to your plate. If you can make half your plate fruit and vegetables you can still enjoy the sweets while helping your waste line. Also make it a thing that every time you refill your plate you add more greens (example the second time you refill you go from 50% greens to 75% greens). So prepare to enjoy the season of gadgets and holiday cheer and do so with no regrets come January 2nd.