The holidays are right around the corner, so you know that you’re going to start packing on the pounds pretty soon. With Thanksgiving next week, you’ll be indulging in pumpkin pie, mashed potatoes, turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and apple pie (don’t try to deny it) and soon after, all the decadent delights of Christmas will be here. So whether you’re looking to slim down before the holidays in order to make some extra room in your eating pants, to impress your cousin’s cousin or just to try to keep those holiday pounds at bay, CBS Local Eat. See. Play. has got you covered with these simple solutions.
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The All Day Energy Diet Book
By Yuri Elkaim
If you’re not a diet person, don’t worry there’s no food deprivation or hunger pains required for this one. The All-Day Energy Diet simply helps you be healthier, have more energy and lose a few pounds just by helping you make better choices, all while still enjoying all of your favorite foods (well, most of them). And trust us, with the holidays coming up you’re going to need your energy, especially if you’re spending it with your significant others family.
Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband
Consider the Fitbit Flex your new best friend and personal trainer. This little guy helps you take your fitness into your own hands by helping you track your steps, distance walked per day, calories eaten versus calories burned and monitoring your sleep patterns even more efficiently than your stalker ex-girlfriend did.
NatureBright SunTouch Plus Light and Ion Therapy Lamp
Daylight savings has come and gone, leaving us all in the darkness at 4:00. How rude. Seriously, what’s more depressing than looking out the window at 3:30 and seeing the sunset? Personally, it just makes us want to crawl into bed after work instead of hitting the gym like we should be. Well, now you can get your own slice of sunshine with this NatureBright SunTouch Plus Light and Ion Therapy Lamp. This little lamp radiates light that’s super similar to actual sunlight, which helps balance out your body clock and leaves you feeling rested, refreshed and nourished all over. Basically, it makes you feel ready to take on the world, or at least those ten pound dumbbells.
EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale with Extra Large Lighted Display
What better way to watch your weight than to actually watch it? Simply step on this EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale with Extra Large Lighted Display and literally watch it tell you how much you weigh. Sometimes there’s no better motivation to lose weight than seeing that extra-large number pop up on the screen and having a mini mental breakdown over it.
By Stephanie Hartmann
Stephanie Hartmann writes and edits E.S.P. Eat. See. Play. lifestyle content for CBS Philadelphia