11 Ways To Enjoy The Holidays Without Gaining Weight
Let’s face it – most of us resign ourselves into thinking that we’ll be piling on the pounds before the new year arrives. The temptation of festive food can be too strong to resist, plus the busy nature winter brings means sticking to an exercise routine becomes very difficult.
However instead of wallowing in self pity this year, head over to Huffington post and learn about 11 secret ways to enjoy the holidays without gaining weight. All of them are pretty straightforward and are guaranteed to help you stay motivated in the most testing of times:
1. Never Go To A Party Hungry
Don’t save up your calories for a party. Yes, weight gain is fundamentally based on calories in and out, but if you go to party hungry, I guarantee your judgment will be off and you will eat more food than if you ate a handful of nuts before you left for the party. Be the person who shows up with a healthy dish to share. Homemade hummus and veggies? Red pepper nachos? Healthier “Yes You Can” cupcakes anyone?
2. Ask For A Fitness-Related Gift For The Holidays
Why not ask for a gift this holiday season that can support your health and fitness? There are so many cool fitness gifts available. And where the mind goes, the body follows.
3. Drink Water
All. Day. Long. You are probably eating more foods with salt and consuming more alcohol around the holidays, so it’s even more important to keep your body hydrated. Start your day with some lemon water and keep sipping water throughout your day.
Make sure you check this article out before the holiday season reaches us so you can start the new year without feeling guilty. All it takes is a bit more time dedicated to your health rather than to the indulgences to help fight the flab this winter.
About Matt Lawson Matt Lawson is a UK based sports journalist who covers all the latest football (soccer) news and matches for the Press Association. A keen Newcastle United fan, Matt is usually found either watching or playing the beautiful game.