6 tips to fit in to your jeans after the holidays
Yeah…I know— the average American consumed 3000 this Thanksgiving and splurged throughout the holiday season. That’s as many calories as 5.5 McDonald’s Big Mac hamburgers or 15 Supreme Tacos from Taco Bell. And I am no exception! Even with my calorie-saving tactics, recipe planning and diet knowledge. Don’t panic or feel guilty if you left your diet at the door this holiday season. You can make up for a feast of rich, higher-fat foods with lighter, lower-fat meals for the next couple of days. Over the week-end, I did DVD workouts, ate less and walked extra steps whenever possible.
The Truth About Holiday Weight Gain
Reports often suggest that the average person gains 7 to 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and Christmas. But several studies now show that the average weight gain during the winter is just one pound. The reason this statistic is still unsettling: most people don’t ever lose the pound of weight they put on during the holidays. Since the average weight gain during adulthood is about one to two pounds a year, that means much of midlife weight gain can be explained by holiday eating. For people who are already overweight, holiday weight news is worse. Although the average gain is only one pound, people who are already overweight tend to gain more. That’s why it’s important to be cognizant of diet this time of year.
It is no surprise that the number one new year's resolution is to lose weight;perhaps this is jus tto off set the holiday gain?? The answer: be proactive not reactive. here are some tips to ~take back the control:
~wear a belt
~write it down-your goal that is
eat smaller meals more often-keep in mind that your stomach is just slightly larger than your fist,so don't over stuff it
~smile more-when you smile you release tension and stress and even help the jaw to release. This can have a positive affect on your weight loss
~10,000 steps a day-invest in an inexpensive pedometer and actually use it
~Join a gym or on line weight tracking community-studies show this support makes a real difference
~congratulate yourself often!