If only the excess pounds we gained during the holidays can disappear along with the decoration – regrettably, it doesn’t.
The good thing is that “you can have fun without throwing your healthy habits,’ according to Elisa Zied, RD and author of Nutrition at Your Fingertips. Here are some tips for a no-gain season.
Watch your weight twice a week. Knowing your current weight will help you stay on track, just enough so you don’t get conscious by simply eating a piece of brownie. Invest on a good scale and weigh yourself first thing in the morning when your stomach is empty.
Exercise every morning. Working out in the morning will help you stave off hunger by giving you energy throughout the day, based on a study published in a journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.
Researchers found out that when women worked out in the morning, they not simply moved more during the remainder of the day, but they have a lesser desire to eat food compared with the days of those who didn’t do workout. In short – more exercise in the morning, the more energy and lesser desire to eat.
Consider everything you’ll consume. Don’t simply grab a bite out of everything that catches your fancy. Those glazes and the vibrant color you see in a dish are more often than not sugar and artificial flavoring/food decoration agent. Instead, pick the stuff you want and eat in moderation. You’ll be able to resists those cravings that will come at you later on.
Learn to say no. This tip is as applicable in food as it is in our everyday dealings. Your willpower is something you practice every day until you get good at it. Here’s a sample. Succeed in not shouting at kids who picked your front lawn’s flowers, and you’ll be able to resist dessert at the party table.
Focus on your workout. I get it. It’s hard to concentrate on your fitness lessons and morning routines, especially because of the upcoming holiday. What you CAN DO is spend at least 15 minutes running (even on treadmills) to help you maintain your fitness level. Simply doing a jumping rope for 10-15 minutes will help you burn 190 calories. A little yoga session at home will also help you stay flexible. It helps a lot to have a good maintenance even before the celebrations. You can try Supps R Us’ weight loss supplements to go with your exercise.
Desserts are not enemies.I mean, they are not here to torture us. Here’s a tip that will save your belly. Practice the three-bite rule to keep your sweet tooth in check. You’ll get an amazing first taste, a satisfying middle one, and then a lingering finishing bite.
Avoid diet soda. In general, most bubbly beverage leads to belly bloat. The carbon dioxide that fills the bubble of our fizzy drinks causes a buildup of air inside our stomach, which leads to gas.
Send all food packing. Sometimes it’s the leftovers that betray us. Send the guests home with food-filled tupperware, so you don’t store it in your own freezer and get tempted later to ravage them. It’s a simple trick: If you can’t see it, you can’t eat it.