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3 Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

By December 13, 2016Adult Fitness

The holidays are here!

It’s a wonderful time to spend with our loved ones and to be grateful for all that we have in our lives.

But it’s also a time that makes it very easy for us to put on a few pounds!

It’s cold outside, we’re working out less, and we’re going to be eating tons of delicious foods – the ultimate recipe for weight gain.

But here’s some good news – you can easily minimize or even completely prevent holiday weight gain with a few simple strategies.

#1 – Start working out NOW

This is a no-brainer.

If you begin your training today, as opposed to starting it in January, you are effectively burning off any calories you will be ingesting at all of those holiday parties.

Today’s December 13th. If you start training tomorrow, and train every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for 45 minutes, that’s 8 workouts before the year is over.

If you were to burn 500 calories per workout, that’s 4000 calories burnt. 4000 calories will easily cover you for all of your holiday parties and debauchery!

Seriously, start working out today!

#2 – “One Plate” Rule

Holiday parties (and all their food) are hard to avoid, so here’s something you can do to keep yourself from going completely overboard.

Whenever you eat at a party, stick to one plate of food for each course.

Appetizers? Fill up that tiny plate or napkin with as many baby quiches and dumplings as you want, but after that first serving, you’re done with appetizers.

Dinner? Take that dinner plate of yours, pile it high, but once you sit down and start eating, you’re not allowed to grab more food.

Dessert? Same thing. One plate of dessert, and that’s it.

You’ll find that you’ll still indulge quite a bit, but it’ll be very hard to go overboard if you’re stuck only serving yourself once.

#3 – Be Mindful of Your Alcohol

Now, alcohol is not necessarily an evil weight-gaining compound, but it does facilitate weight gain in two ways.

First, alcohol is typically rich in calories. Every gram of alcohol is 7 calories compared to 4 for protein and 9 for fat. One beer, shot, or glass of wine won’t set you back by a lot of calories, but a few beers, shots, or glasses definitely will.

Second, alcohol lowers inhibition. Do you struggle with fighting your food cravings when you’re sober? Good luck keeping up that fight when you’re drunk. Some folks simply lose a lot of willpower after a few drinks.

So why let yourself experience holiday weight gain, when you can simply stop it from ever happening?

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