Plan To Lose The Holiday Weight Before You Put It On

If the red cups at Starbucks and the non-stop toy and car commercials on T.V. didn’t give it away, the holidays are upon us. This means time for giving, a time for sharing, and a time for packing and wrapping gifts. Speaking of packing, this is also the time for packing on the holiday pounds. Something strange happens from November 1st to January 1st. All inhibitions of healthy habits are thrown out the window and we lose all common sense. How can we be expected to turn down cookies and carbs when it is thrown in our face? It just isn’t American to deny these delicious delicacies.

With that being said, there are some things you can do to avoid a calorie overload, thereby avoiding the dreaded January regretfulness that follows. You can save January for fretting over the credit card bills that got you through the holidays.

Here are some quick tips for avoiding the holiday weight gain debacle.

  1. Opt out for second helpings. Put down the second helping of spinach pie and grab some carrots and ranch instead. If depriving yourself of delicious holiday treats sounds impossible, then just have one helping instead two, three or even four. You can still enjoy the plates without overindulging.
  2. Create a holiday workout plan. Make yourself a routine to get you through these few months and be more proactive instead of reactive about the food you consume. Regardless of where you live or where you are spending the holidays, you can find a gym or similar in your area just by searching. For example, if the holidays bring you to sunny Los Angeles, check out a crossfit gym or just a local gym for some extra cardio.
  3. Take a walk. If a gym visit doesn’t fit in with your holiday agenda, take a long walk before and after each meal. This will kick start your digestive system and give you some needed fresh air from all the family.

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