How to Avoid Gaining Weight During the Holidays

Everyone wants to lose weight before summer arrives. They make it a lot harder on themselves by eating so much during the holidays. It's like taking two steps backwards before trying to move forward. Can you think of any easy solutions?

If you want a beach body next year don't stuff your face with food during the next month. It doesn't mean you won't be able to enjoy yourself if you're smart. Let's look at a few ways you can get through the holidays without blowing up.

Treat Yourself to a Christmas Procedure

Sometimes it's nice to treat yourself to a nice gift when Christmas comes around. This year you should think about liposuction. You don't have to be scared because it's a non-aggressive cosmetic procedure.

They'll be able to turn the fat under your skin into a liquid mush using ultrasound technology. It will then be extracted from your body painlessly. If you're lucky you'll be able to see your muscles.

You Shouldn't Stop Going to the Gym

If you're into sports you have a tendency to watch your nutrition more carefully than others. Anyone who trains in a gym falls into this category. After a workout, you want to eat healthy foods for the rest of the day.

This doesn't always work during the holidays because people take a few weeks off. You shouldn't stop going to the gym. Even on the days it's closed you can go outside and run for a few miles.

Stick to Low-Calorie Alcoholic Drinks

It's not just food that helps pile on the pounds during the holidays. If you're old enough you will usually drink your own weight in beer and wine. Your hangovers will disappear and your belly will stick around.

Nobody is suggesting you shouldn't drink over the holidays. If you're wise you will stick to low calorie alcoholic drinks. You'll still get a buzz while keeping your waistline from expanding at the same time.

Drink Gallons of Water Before Your Meal

In the hours leading up to your meal, you should drink lots of water. It will fill your stomach up until it's about to burst. Even though you won't feel sick you shouldn't want to eat lots of food.

If you try to stuff too much food into your mouth you'll be forced to stop. You'll still be able to eat a small plateful of food, so it's not going to ruin your meal. You won't regret it when you step onto the scales the following day.

Try to Avoid Helping Yourself to Seconds

You don't want to be the person who brings their own food to holiday celebrations. There is nothing saying you can't eat the same food as everyone else. Just call it quits when everyone else is going in for seconds.

To avoid any temptation you should eat your dinner slowly. Enjoy chatting with your friends and family in between bites. It usually takes your brain a while to get the message that you're full.

Filling up on Vegetables and Proteins

When everyone is sharing the food around fill your plate with a large amount of vegetables. They don't contain a lot of calories, but they'll still make you feel like you're full after you've ate enough of them.

You can enjoy lots of turkey too. It's an extremely lean meat, plus protein helps you feel satiated. Don't go overboard when it comes to carbohydrates or you'll feel bloated within minutes.

Stay Strong for the Next Few Weeks

You will probably be getting invited to a lot of meals and parties over the next few weeks. Stay strong and you'll get through them easily. You'll then be able to achieve your goals much quicker in the new year

Published by Andre Smith


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