The holidays are among us and I truly love this time of year. Parties, gift giving, delicious food, and get togethers with friends and family really make the holiday season fun for me. The holiday season brings much joy, but also can bring the hustle and bustle of shopping, stress over money or party throwing, end of year work goals, and of course with all the food stress and limited time – weight gain. It happens to the best of us. In fact, the average American gains 8-10 lbs from Thanksgiving to New Year’s! Eeeeeeeek!
Well, listen to this. Theres NO reason to hold off until January 1st to start a new health or fitness journey. Your New Year’s weight loss resolutions will be much easier to achieve if you do a few key things during those last few holiday months! If you can make a goal to maintain, and not gain you will already be off to a great start! For a lot of people the holidays are stressful so don’t kill yourself over a few pounds, but please realize that you don’t have to be one of those 10 pound weight gainers. Follow these steps to maintain or limit your weight gain while still enjoying parties and celebrations this year:
- Workouts. Get in exercise when you can. Your busy. Busier than usual. So don’t plan a 2 hour gym sess and cancel because you don’t have 2 hours. A 5 minute ab workout or a 10 minute cardio circuit here and there will add up. Do what you can when you can. Don’t skip opportunities!
- Alcohol. Unless you are pregnant like me, it’s tough to avoid a few drinks through the holidays. If you like to throw one back (or two) go for lesser calories cocktails: Clear spirits with no calorie mixers such as Vodka soda and lime. Opt for a Light beer, and stay clear of the eggnog (unless you have to have just one!) Wine is heart healthy but full of sugar and the calories easily add up.
- Food. Sometimes you can’t help what you are being served at a dinner or a party. Try to fill half your plate with the vegetables served, 1/4 with the protein dish and 1/4 with the starch. If the dessert looks amazingggg by all means, have one serving. If it’s not that appetizing, skip it! Food will always be there. We are Americans and we have an abundance of food at our fingertips. On the other hand, deny yourself anything that you really love. Tis the season to be jolly, not miserable. Take one portion and move on.
- Supplements/Natural Helpers. Supplements are just that. They supplement your diet and exercise program. There is no magic pill, but there are natural remedies out there to help you fight fat. Try adding Well Being Slimness to your day to accentuate fat loss. Why I like it: 100% natural ingredients, total biocompatibility, and….the kicker- it works! Like I said, it is a supplement, meant to complement your fitness program, so it will help you see results or maintain positive results as long as your working on diet and exercise as well 🙂
Let me give you some info on the above supplement, Well Being Slimness–
Contains: Green Tea, Guarana, Fucus, Pineapple, and Ginger. This combination supports a healthy metabolism and better weight control. Green tea is great for circulation and is also a diuretic. Guarana encourages the release of stored fats. Fucus will have you feeling fuller sooner (this is a really great thing since the holidays are centered around food!) Pineapple helps reduce “orange peel skin” by eliminating fat deposits. Ginger will support energy levels and relieve tiredness (Another goodie for the holiday season) and also stimulates digestion.
Follow steps 1-4 and you will be more than ready for the New Year! If you decide to try Slimness, make sure to use code SAMActiva for 20% off your order from getmynutri.com!