You Can Lose Weight Over the Holidays – Here are Ten Diet Tips
We are coming up to holiday season and holiday eating big time and many of us are already subconsciously giving up on our diet plans because we think it is going to be a futile attempt anyway.
Trouble is if we think like that we are doomed. That belly fat is only going to get fatter and we are going to get more miserable about our bodies, even with all the holiday cheer.
In a nut shell, the ten tips are as follows:
1) Plan to succeed over the holidays – Make sure you have a fail proof plan in place and make a determined resolve to stick to it. You know what they say : “Fail to plan, plan to fail”.
2) Plan your diet and exercise program in advance – and follow it through. “Winging” it and squeezing it in whenever is not going to work.
3) Set compelling goals over the holidays – Where does it say you have to wait till January 01? Do it NOW!
4) Schedule “free meals” – Instead of starving or depriving yourself to the point where you throw all caution out of the window permanently; plan to have free meals 2-3 times a week and enjoy them.
5) If you stray, get back in line soonest – and don’t beat yourself up about it or give yourself the excuse to go whole hog the whole holiday season. Let it go and get back on track.
6) Don’t lose your consistency or your momentum – eat your scheduled meals and don’t start skipping meals to “save” room for the big dinner tonight. It will do more harm than good.
7) Control your portion size – and no, you do not need to eat the whole Christmas log, a slice will be just as good.
8) Don’t let others waylay your plans – you know, the well meaning ‘friends’ egging you on to eat another desert, have another drink, or party on at another club into the morning. You have a plan and you need to stay with it.
9) Choose wisely each and every time – Choices are everywhere, it is up to you to pick the best one even if it isn’t the best possible one. But choices are there, do the best for you and your body.
10) Drink alcohol in moderation – alcohol and muscles don’t mix and when you drink, it puts fat oxidation on hold whilst storing all the excessive calories from alcohol. Not a good combination so drink moderately and know when to say no.
So there you have it, a plan to stay with your fat burning plan. Happy holidays!
Related articles for ten diet tips for the holidays:
- Healthy Holiday Food and Diet Tips (webmd.com)