The Winter holidays are approaching fast and that means eggnog, alcohol, and high calorie foods are doing the same. Lisa Peterson, Nutrition and Wellness Educator at the University of Illinois Extension said with all of the unhealthy foods and drinks being consumed during this time, people shouldn’t expect to lose weight, in fact people generally put on a few pounds during this time of year. Generally, that wouldn't be a problem, except people don't work it off later, so after a few years, it adds up.
Peterson said one tip she has is to set specific and realistic goals for accountability purposes, that way people set themselves up for success and not failure.
Peterson appeared on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show.