We have already made it through Thanksgiving, and I am sure that many of us have packed on some extra pounds of flab that we may not have wished to, and whenever we take a gander in the mirror, it stares convincingly back at us. The reality is that the dizzyingly exciting clamber of the holiday season is one that also perpetuates our marriage and ongoing love affair with foods. In this case: Calorie rich foods that tend to also be very high in fats. A well known fact is that most Americans, on average, tend to store around 5-10 pounds of excess fat each holiday season because of our rich tastes in holiday fares. Over the years gone by, one can easily understand why we get such large midsections from this endeavor. Heck, a few years of this and a person could find themselves forty or fifty pounds heavier, if they don’t do something about it. However, there are some simple fashion weight loss tips that you can incorporate, so that whenever Xmas rolls around you are not storing gallons of extra gravy in your tummy.
To Reiterate From my Last Post on This:
- Taking a break from work does not mean that you are on vacation from working out. That is as pure and simple as it gets. A lot of people will forgo their workout routine when they are on paid leave from work over the holidays. The easy solution: Don’t stop working out just because you get some nice vacation days off from work.
- Stick to your New Year’s Resolutions. Did you know that for ten years and running the number one resolution for Americans (well at least in the top five anyways) has been weight loss? The problem is that we often don’t follow through with this philosophy. So keep at it and you will be able to stay in shape.
- Use simple food tricks to avoid gaining weight over the holidays. Some experts advise that you can trick yourself by filling up on hearty and wholesome fares, like freshly cut veggies, prior to attending those lavish holiday dinners where you know you will have trouble refraining from eating a few slices of pie.
Here are some more helpful weight loss tips…
- Get a workout buddy. Fitness experts swear by having a friend to help you workout. With the buddy system you can work to motivate one another, you can be there for each other, you can act as a drill sergeant for one another, and you can share low fat recipes that are delicious. Why go it alone when you can get some help from a friend and lose weight together?
- Buy yourself a gym membership for Xmas. Seriously, if you are ready to lose weight, why not make that full commitment? Sign a one year contract at your local gym. This way you are mentally committing to a year of working out, or you will pay for something that you never use.
- Rethink the way that you eat. Incorporate raw foods and antioxidants into your diet, or look into nutritional supplements that do this. I found one called the Perfect Breakfast that’s great for this. Check it out at www.theperfectbreakfast.com – it’s clinically proven to help you lose weight, and it’s affordable and effective, too.