Avoid holiday weight gain with a simple strategy to maintain your fitness
Avoid holiday weight gain with a simple strategy. You can control holiday eating, continue to lose belly fat, and still have fun. Say goodbye to weight gain over the holidays.
The months of November and December can be very tough when you are working on making changes in your lifelong eating habits.
Let's be real. The majority of holiday social functions are centered around food. There are celebrations, get-togethers, and simple invitations to come by a neighbor's home just to sample a cookie recipe.
Television commercials are filled with people laughing and enjoying themselves with food trays on every table. And, to top it off the smells of cookie dough, hot chocolate, and baked goods seem to surround you.
A strategy to avoid holiday weight gain
So how do you combat the tendency to just cave in? Here's the strategy:
** Avoid holiday weight gain by making the months of November and December your personal time period to achieve your best results.
* During these two months you will shoot for becoming more conscious of quality nutrition and ways to be healthy,
* You will gradually elevate the intensity of your workouts each week.
* You will seek to develop more social skills than those used to sit around a basket of warm Christmas cookies.
Will it be tough? For some people it will be very difficult, especially if you recently started to change to a more positive lifestyle. The smells of high-fat baked goods is powerful...and they taste even better.
However, what health benefits are there to eating those items? The one sure thing you know about high-fat/high-carb/high-calories foods and drinks are that they taste great and they are the most easily converted to fat on your face, waist, and hips.
Many women follow a proven nutritional plan like the Diet Solution Program. It has helped thousands of women meet the challenges that threaten their weight loss goals.
Stumbling blocks to holiday weight gain
Let's face it, you are going to be "tested" during the holidays, so the best thing to do is plan ahead so you will have strategies to defeat the obstacles that get thrown up at you. Your challenges will come from three areas: the holiday spirit...friends and social situations...and your own emotions.
Here are a few samples of things that might come up and how to handle them. You will thing of others.
There will be lots of food: Eat before you go. An apple and a solid protein source like warm turkey will make you feel full.
It all smells so good!: There is nothing wrong with sampling a cookie or a brownie at a holiday party. Just make sure it will be only ONE. Choose wisely.
"Are you on a diet? You need to live a little!": Do not be guilted into anything. Think through a gracious response beforehand.
It's okay to have a cheat day: Sorry, this one was manufactured by fat men who have poor self-control. It is not okay to blow a week...because you are weak. Avoid holiday weight gain by avoiding nonsense.
Holidays get me down: You are the expert on you. Know when emotions/hurt feelings are pushing you to medicate them with food.
Quick tips to avoid holiday weight gain
* Get the mindset that this will be the healthiest part of your year!