Here are some tips he offers:
1.Buy yourself an early holiday gift, maybe a fun and durable water bottle. Fill it up continuously throughout the day and bring it everywhere you go. Every system in your body depends on staying hydrated, this includes hair, skin, nails, your digestive system and muscles.
2.Look out for common sugar substitutes and artificial sweeteners. Those pink, yellow and blue little packets have zero health benefits and are associated with inflammation and weight gain. He says don't be duped by diet sodas. We get enough sugar during the holidays from cookies and party treats, so cut out additional sugars as much as you can during your normal meals. Even ketchup, soups, and pasta sauces are sources of lots of extra sugar.
3. Did you know a unique vitamin B3 can boost anti-aging? That’s right, numerous published studies show a form of Vitamin B3 called NR works on the cellular level to help boost energy, restore metabolism, and even help with lost muscle strength due to aging.
4. Not a fan of green tea? Well now’s the time to try again. That’s because an amino acid found in green tea is wonderful in helping your mind and body relax, increasing your ability to fight stress and get a better night’s sleep.
5. Fill up on those fall and winter superfoods. Pomegranates, pumpkin, winter squashes and cranberries are high-fiber and rich in antioxidants. Fiber is important in weight management, which is a big struggle this time of year.
Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, (aka "The Nutrition Myth Buster") is a nationally known expert on weight loss, nutrition and health. He is a board-certified nutritionist with a master’s degree in psychology and the best-selling author of 14 books on health, healing, food and longevity, including three best-sellers, “The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth”, the award-winning “Living Low Carb” and and featured on the Dr. Oz Show, “The Great Cholesterol Myth”. A frequent guest on television and radio, he has appeared on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, and CBS as an expert on nutrition, weight loss, and longevity. He is a past member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Men’s Health magazine, is the Nutrition Editor for Pilates Style, and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post as well as Clean Eating Magazine, Better Nutrition, Amazing Wellness and Pilates Style.