Can you believe that the holiday season is already here. Do you know that Halloween is when the holiday weight gain begins, not Thanksgiving. The seasonal indulgence marathon starts with Halloween and will continue until the new year. Think about it It starts with the Halloween candy, then the Thanksgiving feast, followed by Christmas and Hanukkah meals and it finishes with the New Years eve party. Then on January 2 everyone starts their New Years Resolutions by dieting and exercising.
There are contradicting statistics that very from 3 to 7 pounds gained by the end of the holiday marathon. Yet, the sad part is that this becomes a vicious cycle that repeats itself each year and each year you accumulate more and more weight. Enough of the gloom and doom. It’s time for solutions.
5 Strategies to Combat Holiday Weight Gain
Continue your fitness workout during the holidays. If you are not working out start today! If you are working out workout extra hard and be consistent to burn those extra calories.
2. Eat Healthy Foods Before the Feast
Eat a healthy snack before the party. You’ll be fuller and less incline to over eat and eat deserts.
3. Drink Lots of Water
4. Walk After Your Meal
Walk to burn of calories after holiday meals.
5. Workout with Functional Exercises and with Intensity for Maximum Results
To see results you must workout with intensity. Forget long cardio training, that destroys muscle. More muscles equals a faster metabolism and ladies don’t worry you will not build muscles the size of a man.
To implement these five strategies to help you win the battle of the bulge you must have discipline and will power. Will power is like a muscle just, the more you work it the stronger it will get. Just say no to temptation and have the discipline to follow the five rules to avoid overstuffing yourself with high fat unhealthy foods. When you have the discipline to eat healthy and exercise with time it will not be discipline anymore but it will become a way of life.