I agree with everyone that has posted thus far, there have been some great answers. Personally, I really like the idea of challenging our clients to shift their paradigm. Rather than resigning themselves to the fact that it’s the holidays and they will inevitably gain weight, why not challenge them to maintain (or even drop one to two pounds) instead?
I just read a really great article written by Rachel Cosgrove and she writes about that the average person only gains one to two pounds over the holidays (U.S. statistics) which isn’t that bad but the research also showed they never lose that one to two pounds. In fact, most people gain one to two pounds a year on average over their lifetimes. She offers some great strategies and tips and tricks to avoid the holiday weight gain.
I personally really like the idea of maybe having an in-house competition with some type of prize (maybe training sessions) at the end in which you start a countdown until Christmas (maybe starting it in December) where you have a visible day tracker with the days remaining to maintain or lose one to two pounds (if that;s your goal) over the holidays. Thoughts?