This is my new article on this year’s Christmas. In the last article you will see some cool ideas to for losing weight in holidays. If you know any other cool ideas please share in this article so that we all can also get healthy.
We all have overcome temptations and slip-ups before. Every day poses new challenge, yet we all remain strong and continue to make progress toward our goals. Why should the Christmas holidays time be any different? If you want to lose weight this month, you can. You just have to choose to stay in control, one day at a time. Here are some easy tips that will help you keep holiday weight gain at bay and lose a few pounds by New Year.
Schedule your Gym like a Dr. Appointment.
As you wouldn't miss work, a doctor's appointment or an important meeting, to bake cookies or do some holiday shopping, would you? Add your workouts to your calendar so that other obligations don't get in the way of your gym time
Re-gift your treats and food
Whenever you get treat and food as gift from your love one, this does not mean you have to eat that. There are plenty of opportunities to re-gift food gifts over the holidays: bring them to parties, potlucks, and other get-togethers. Or, donate store-bought foods to a local food pantry or hospital to spread the holiday spirit to others. Take home-baked goods to a homeless shelter.
Plan your holiday meals everyday
Plan your holiday meals and snacks in advance so you can enjoy your favorites and still stay on track. Before you head to another party or sit down for a holiday dinner, pre-track your food for the day. Find places to cut back on calories in order to splurge a little more on your holiday meal.
Look up calories before you jump to eat.
You can use online tracker to calculate the nutrition information in your favorite holiday foods. If you really want to eat a chocolate from a store, open your Nutrition Tracker first and decide whether it fits in with your plan.
Daily Track your food intake
That means all of it, from the spoonful of cookie batter you ate while baking to the free sample of ham at the grocery store. These "hidden" calories are easy to gloss over but can really add up. Plus you know from experience how it helps you to lose weight and eat better. If you do nothing else during the holidays, track your food diligently every day.
Don't make mountains out of molehills
It's easy to go over your calories one day and feel like a failure. But remember that it takes much more than one day of overeating to thwart your progress. Accept your slip-ups, learn from them and move on.
Make fitness your priority.
I like to remind everyone that food is only one part of the equation that determines whether you'll lose or gain weight. Fitness is just as important. Don't let your workouts go by the wayside. If anything, you should be trying to work out more than before to curb weight gain and extra eating
Bring your own food for some holiday party
This is a great tip if you're heading to a party and don't know what's in the food (or how it was prepared). Pick a healthy, low-Cal recipe that you can bring. And no matter what kind of food is there, you'll have at least one dish you can eat with confidence.
Add 15 extra minutes of cardio to your days
Some experts say that adding just 10 minutes of vigorous exercise to your usual workout routine can counter the effects of a little extra holiday eating. You can spare an extra 10 minutes, right? Even if you can't fit it in all at once, try to do small amounts throughout the day. High-intensity moves like jumping jacks, high-knee running in place, or jumping rope all work. Or you can try our 10-mintue cardio videos to torch those extra calories in one shot.
Limit alcohol./beer/wine use
It lowers inhibitions, making it more likely that you'll forget about your nutrition plan and overindulge. Plus, alcohol alone is pretty high in calories. If you can party hop without drinking at all, you'll be better off. If you must drink, nurse your glass slowly, choose diet-friendly drinks, and limit the number of servings. Oh and yes, alcohol does contain calories, so add every drink to your Nutrition Tracker.