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Willpower Needed To Avoid Overindulging

December 15, 2011, 6:13 PM by Casey Wonnenberg

Willpower Needed To Avoid Overindulging
SIOUX FALLS, SD - From the office to holiday parties, this time of year, it seems like holiday cookies and candies are everywhere.

Maintaining your willpower can make all the difference when trying not to overindulge. But the question on everyone's mind is how do you do that?

The holidays can be full of sweet times, but it can also be stressful. Susan Bliss knows that first hand.

"Making everybody happy is the hard thing, you know," Bliss said.

With an increase in stress, you're more likely to lose your willpower and then indulge in a variety of holiday goodies.

"Stress is an amazing thing in the body. It increases hormones. We think we need to eat. We live in a food world, so we tend to think that's going to make me feel better," Hy-Vee Registered Dietician Kristin Sousek said.

Sousek says you can also increase your willpower by actually eating a regular diet, even if it's before heading to a holiday party.

"Don't skip meals in expectation of a bigger meal at night because then we tend to overeat," Sousek said.

Along with too many holiday goodies, you should also avoid overindulging in alcohol and get plenty of sleep.

"We don't do well when we're not well-rested. So if you're up baking until one or two in the morning that's probably not a good idea," Sousek said.

All tips to a sweeter, healthier holiday season. Despite the advice, Bliss knows how difficult it can be to manage your willpower.

"Oh gosh. It's hard. It's very hard," Bliss said.

Sousek says you can also increase your willpower while baking holiday goodies by chewing on gum, sipping tea or eating vegetables.

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