Keeping The Weight Off During The Holidays

During the Holidays your diet and exersize seem to go right out the window, and eating seems to take its place. If you are worried about gaining a bunch of weight, you shouldn’t be! Most people gain 1-2 pounds during the Holidays, and only 12% of people gain 4 or more pounds. Here is how to make the most of the Holidays and not put on the most weight.

Forget The Gym
Most people simply just do not have time to go the gym over the Holidays, and you really do not have to. Instead download a step counter app, and make your goal to reach the amount of steps need in that day, Take the stairs or walk faster (which won’t be hard because it is so cold out.) As long as you are moving every day, you should have no problem.

Watch Your Diet 
A good rule is to watch what you eat 70% of the time,  so that means you can have 2 cheat days a week. So if you decide to eat that dessert or have an extra serving of stuffing, DON’T STRESS ABOUT IT! You are allowed to live and enjoy it! If you are concerned about the amounts you are eating, then stick to water to avoid any extra calories. 

Avoid Snacking
Anything that you can eat without a knife and fork should be avoided. Snacking leads to hundreds of extra calories a day! Even avoid fruits and veggies if you are going to be dunking them in something. Instead, eat one biscuit or roll with dinner or with your salad. 

Sleep, Sleep, Sleep!
By not getting enough sleep, you are not allowing your body to properly recover from the previous day. If you get less then 7 hours of sleep a night, this can leave to cravings and more calories. This can lead to you gaining more than a pound a week from lack of sleep. So do your best to get 8 hours of sleep a night.

Drink Plenty Of Water
Water is one of the most important parts of daily life. It keeps your metabolism up and running. You should drink half of your body weight in ounces of water a day. Drinking that much water will keep you hydrated so if you do have a few adult beverages, then you will bounce back quicker.

Try out these tips during the Holiday’s to help avoid packing on the extra pounds. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!


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