Mother of Ten - Shape Up Mom - Kathryn Sansone and Weight Watchers Offer
Tips on how to Jingle Away the Stress These Holidays
NEW YORK, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- With thoughts of shopping lists, holiday menus and decorating looming in our minds, it's no wonder it becomes challenging to get through the holiday season stress-free. According to an Opinion Research Survey conducted in October 2007 -- almost half the women polled reported experiencing increased stress during the holidays.
Kathryn Sansone, the one Oprah calls the "model of all motherhood,"
says that women tend to be overachievers when it comes to raising kids and
managing careers. When holiday preparations are added to the mix, many
women turn to unhealthy coping skills. Sansone has teamed up with Weight
Watchers(R) to provide a realistic, practical and inspiring approach to the
-- Start Getting Organized! Create a file of gift recipients. From
teachers and hairdressers to friends and family, file each recipient
into a category and add what gift they received this year. Next year,
it will facilitate the gift-buying and gift-giving process and offer
gift ideas you may have forgotten.
-- Buy Your Favorite Item ... Times Twelve. Pick one item that you've
come across that year that you really liked and buy it for all those
special people on your list. It may be a new lotion or beautiful
jeweled wine glasses filled with dried cranberries and pretzel rods
dipped in chocolate, tied with cellophane wrap and a festive bow. "I
call it my own little 'Kathryn's Favorite' for the year," says Sansone.
"It makes gift giving so much so much easier than trying to think of
individual gifts for everyone."
-- Selecting Secret Santa Gifts. During the holidays most of us are asked
to be a Secret Santa to someone. This year, give a gift that everyone
loves -- coffee and chocolates. Buy a creative mug that speaks to the
person's taste, a gift card to a local coffee shop and some deliciously
crunchy Weight Watchers chocolate candies.
-- Shop From Friends. Buy gifts from friends and family who have small
businesses. If you have a cousin who makes jewelry or a friend who does
monogram soap, order a variety of gifts from them. You'll feel good
about giving them the business and you'll treat your friends and family
to a unique gift.
-- In the Morning -- Don't Forget to "Fare" Well. According to research
from the National Weight Control Registry (NWCR), eating breakfast on a
regular basis was one of the key strategies used by people maintaining
weight loss. Eating breakfast may help to reduce hunger later in the
day which can lead to overeating, and it can also provide key
nutrients. One option for a delicious, on-the-go sensible breakfast is
the new Weight Watchers Caramel Apple muffins with skim milk.
-- Scheduling is Key. With so many events this time of year, it may be
wise to make a separate calendar just for the holidays. For moms with
kids, be sure to line up your babysitters early since their calendars
are full too during the season.
For more tips and recipes, please visit http://www.weightwatchers.com/sensiblefoods.
|SOURCE Weight Watchers(R)|
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