Bahar Takhtehchian’s Tips for Staying in Shape During the Holidays

Bahar Takhtehchian, a lifestyle expert and the founder of, shares her tips for surviving the holiday season with your waistline intact.

Bahar Takhtehchian
Bahar Takhtehchian, editor-at-large of Shape Magazine attends the 2014 Shape & Men’s Fitness Super Bowl Party at Cipriani 42nd Street on January 31, 2014 in New York City. Tyler Kaufman/Getty Images

Eat Healthy Fats
Not all fats are bad for you! In particular, unsaturated fats — found in avocados, almonds, and walnuts — increase satiety, improve insulin metabolism and help your body to absorb vitamins.

Avocados almonds shaping up
Avocados and almonds. Getty Images (2)

Try a New Workout
Crummy weather isn’t an excuse to lounge around the house. When the temperature drops, stay active by trying a new activity, such as indoor cycling or running on the treadmill, both of which will help get your pulse rate up quickly.

Exercise bike
Exercise bike. Getty Images

Add a Supplement
A dietary supplement can help you achieve weight-loss goals. Zantrex has a range of formulas that the brand says let you not only lose weight, but keep those winter pounds off as well. (Available at Walmart, Amazon and


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