Are you having weight issues recently? But since Christmas is coming, it just makes you more nervous. Food, drinks, lack of exercise – how will you survive?
Now is the time to reap the rewards of your hard work and adopt a healthy lifestyle! Unlike any other occasions, parties, cookies, chocolates are all on rage. Even the most serious person who’s on a diet will gain weight.
Simple answer to avoid holiday weight gain is to stick with your plan. Choose to stay in control. And take it one day at a time.
Here are 8 tips to help you stay in control over the holidays:
1. Carry healthy food
When you’re at the office or away from home, it’s always helpful to keep a supply of healthy snacks. If you have any craving, it will help you surpass them while keeping your energy level up. You can eat fresh fruits, nuts, seeds, and other dried fruits.
2. Eat slowly
Take time to savour your food and you will feel more satisfied at the end. It will also give your stomach a signal when it’s full so you can prevent overeating.
3. Make fitness your priority
Eating healthy and exercising are two things that go hand in hand. Don’t neglect to make time for exercise even if it’s the holiday season. It will help you burn a few calories and maintain your focus. But if you’re busy, you can always schedule workouts weekly.
4. Limit alcohol intake
Alcohol is very high in calories. Limit your intake, drink water in between and add diet tonics or soft drinks as a mix.
5. Focus on healthy portion sizes
You can still eat your favorite food and lose weight. You don’t have to starve. Just maintain healthy portion sizes. Allow one quarter of meat, one quarter of carbohydrate food. Make a fruit based appetizer to make the meal well balanced.
6. Record what you eat
Keep an eye on what you eat. Research show that when people keep an eye on what they eat, they begin to lose weight. Try to keep a record of all food and drinks over the next few weeks could really help you avoid weight gain, and help you eat healthier as well.
7. Plan your meals
This is the most effective way to lose weight. Try to plan your meals and snacks ahead of time throughout the holiday season. For example, if you’re having a party later, you can cut back on calories for lunch so your meal intake will still be balanced.
8. Be positive
All of these techniques won’t work if you don’t believe in them. Don’t worry about trying to get back on track as soon as possible. Remember, a negative attitude is self-destructive, and tomorrow is a new day!
Also struggling to keep a healthy lifestyle? Hope this article helps. Share to your friends!Dec 2015