The holiday season is just around the corner. The family and company dinners, baskets and gift chocolates are the delight of some and the concern of many. The Spanish Society of Endocrinology and Nutrition estimated that increased an average of 3 to 4 kilos in those days.

This has exacerbated a while now because Christmas does not last a day but a month. This is the period is calculated as the average time on Christmas products we consume, since it appeared in stores, until they start to worry about the summer season.

Dr. Miguel Angel Rubio, secretary of the Spanish Society of Endocrinology and Nutrition (SEEN), clarifies that this weight gain affects both children and adults, since all alter their eating habits during the holiday season.

The truth is that what fat is not the food itself, but the snacks, drinks and sweets that accompany it. For example, taking "three polvorones and two pieces of nougat can eat about 500 calories an easy way," said Rubio.

All these excesses not only take their toll on the scale, may also have effects on health. At Christmas increase indigestion, heartburn, indigestion and hangovers heavy. And in the worst cases, this can lead to diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.

Avoid reaching this point Dr Rubio is possible we recommend not overeat, do it slowly and chew food properly, not abusing the meat and fat, and choose vegetables and foods rich in fiber. They also insist on not overdo the alcohol and snuff. And after Christmas, make a lot and hydrate diet is light, exercise and walk after meals.