Stay lean and mean during the holidays!
Now that we’re through Thanksgiving, we have just a few weeks before Christmas and New Year’s Eve. This means that there are still lots of good foods ahead of you.
For many, this is a hard time because most people tend to have the ambition to get in good shape as the new year rolls around. The problem is most people gain between 5 and 12 pounds in the 5 weeks prior to New Year’s Day. But, what if I told you that you can keep off all of the unwanted holiday weight and even get into better shape as you get through the holidays? All you need to do is follow these simple tips and you’ll be good to go!
(Note: The best part about this is you don’t even need to restrict yourself from any of the foods you want to eat)
The first tip I’d like to share is easy enough. Forget about late-night snacking. This, my friend, is where a majority of extra body weight comes from. It’s insane how much one can snack but if you cut off your snacking after dinner, you’ll get better sleep, your body recovers faster and you possibly keep off thousands of calories every week.
The next tip I want to share is to slow down and enjoy your meals. For some reason, people tend to eat much faster than they’re supposed to. Because our bodies have a delayed response when it comes to telling us when we’re full, it’s always best to eat slowly. This way, when we get the signal that our hunger is satisfied, we won’t have overeaten.
As for the last tip, I want to share with you today, it’s always a good idea to eat smaller portions on the days you don’t work out or aren’t physically active. I’m not saying you shouldn’t enjoy your favorite holiday foods. I’m just saying if you aren’t active, you simply don’t need as much. Remember, calories are simply fuel to keep your body running. If you fuel yourself too much, the end result is your body converting those extra calories to body fat.
There are a lot of great little tips and tricks to keep you looking and feeling your absolute best but I feel like these are the easiest that work really well and don’t make it feel like you're sacrificing anything.