(DETROIT, MI November 28, 2011) – Thanksgiving might be over but the holiday season is just beginning, and you know what that means: eating like there’s no tomorrow!

The period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s – appropriately named “the binge season” – is notorious for weight gain. Even if you put on only a pound or two each holiday season, you may, according to the National Institutes of Health, carry this extra weight for years to come.

“There is some truth to the saying ‘a moment on the lips leads to a lifetime on the hips’,” says Prussia Hall, a personal trainer at every BODY in Detroit, MI. “That’s why it is so important to pay attention to what we eat and how we burn the extra calories during this time of the year. This is certainly not the time to become sedentary.”

You might think that eating sensibly during the season that is so focused on food and drink is an impossible task. And so is fitting exercise into your hectic schedule.

Not so, Hall says. “It’s all comes down to good planning, a dash of motivation, and a pinch of self-control. It may not be easy when you are surrounded by all this delicious food, but you will be rewarded on January 1 when you look in the mirror and realize you haven’t gained a single pound!”

Her tips for holiday weight management:

Watch what you eat: If you regularly follow a calorie-restricted diet rich in lean proteins, fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy and whole grains, a little splurge once in a while probably won’t hurt you – assuming you pay attention to portion control, don’t reach for second helpings, and avoid the most caloric and fat-laden food and drink on the table.

Make time for fitness: No matter how busy or tired you are, don’t even think of skipping exercise. Why is it so important? Physical activity will help you burn off extra calories if you over-indulge. Even if you don’t consume food in excess, exercise will help control and maintain your weight.

What is the most time-efficient workout that will burn lots of calories and fat, and still allow you to enjoy all the festivities? Interval training, Hall says. “It only takes 20 minutes or so three times a week so you can fit it into your schedule even during the busiest time.”

Not sure how to make the most of your interval training session? “That’s where a fitness instructor can help you by creating a set of exercises that will boost your metabolism and burn fat for dramatic results during the holiday season – and beyond,” Hall notes.

About every BODY:

Launched by fitness expert Prussia Hall in October 2008, every BODY offers women’s only and co-ed personal training and boot camp fitness programs which specialize in the areas of women’s fitness, corporate wellness, teen health, weight loss and nutrition. Program details and client testimonials are available at www.everybodyllc.com. Hall, a certified fitness expert with over 8 years experience in the fitness industry, can be reached at info@everybodyllc.com or 800-217-8247.

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About Prussia Hall, Fitness Expert:

Hall is a certified fitness expert (B.B.A., M.S., NASM, CPT) with over 8 years of experience in the fitness industry. Hall can be reached at info@everybodyllc.com or 800-217-8247 and is available for media interviews on topics related to health, wellness and fitness.

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