Monday, December 19, 2011
Christmas Countdown - 6
Let's face it. It's the holiday season and we're all worried about gaining weight and getting a bit too... jolly. That's why today I've decided to share another holiday tip to help prevent you from losing weight (and I've tested and tried this one... it works!)
diet.com's Stephen Cabral shares the following tips with us:
4 Big Holiday Dieting Tips to Shrink Your Stomach
I want to share with you 4 of my fast and easy tips you can use to have no fear this holiday season when it comes to eating your favorite foods.
With Thanksgiving just behind us and Christmas/New Year's in sight, I wanted to make sure you didn't start to fall into the holiday weight gain slump this year... did you know the average holiday weight gain is between 6-10 lbs?
That's a lot of extra weight that you don't want to tack on top of the additional body fat you're already trying to burn off.
So here are a few tips you can use to prepare for the big feast that awaits you:
#1. Don't go all day without eating in anticipation of filling your belly with pounds of ham, turkey, gravy, potatoes, pies, stuffing... it will only cause you to overeat and bloat your belly.
#2. Make sure to enjoy all your favorite dishes, but only go for the ones you want the most first. You may find you get full after the first round.
#3. Try to front load your meal with a salad or fresh veggies to reduce your appetite when it comes to eating the heavy foods. If you can't do this, then at least eat slowly and wait a few minutes before courses so that your body has enough time to signal your brain that you're full... it typically takes 20 minutes, so take your time and put your fork down between bites!
#4. Desserts... what to do? It is the holidays and a time to enjoy yourself, but that doesn't mean you should set yourself back by eating a thousand calories worth of sweets. Instead, share a slice of your favorite pie with someone or opt for a bowl of fresh fruit. You'll feel more energetic and less "sluggish" if you don't set your body up to crash with all that sugar.
Bonus Tip: If you can get in one of my 20-30 minute interval workout routines that morning before you start your day you will be able to better utilize all those calories and you will be far less likely to pack on body fat from the holiday feasts.
If you'd like detailed plans on exactly how to flatten your stomach and transform your body using scientifically proven fat loss exercises and nutrition just click the link below for more information:
>>> Learn How to Burn Fat & Flatten Your Stomach!
Committed to your success
Stephen Cabral, CSCS, CPT, NS
Author of Lose5in7 & Founder of Trim, Tone & Tighten
Health Consultant for MTV, NutritionData, Diet.com, Gather
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