When it comes to the holiday season, everyone and their mom are aware that it’s the easiest time of year to gain weight. With hot chocolate, cakes, cookies, pies, and a wealth of other fattening foods at your disposal, it can be hard just to say “no” and maintain your pre-holiday weight. Whether you have just undergone liposuction or SmartLipo or if you are simply just trying to avoid gaining weight, try these tips to help you stay on track this season. Read on to learn more.
1. Plan Ahead
Nothing will help you stay on track quite like devising a strict plan. For instance, if you know you are going to be going to a dinner party where all they are serving is pizza or fattening foods, plan ahead and make a healthy dinner beforehand— that way, not even hunger can make you fall off track.
2. Pick Up the Cardio
The fact of the matter is that if you are consuming more calories than you are burning, you are going to gain weight. If you know yourself and you know that you’re going to be eating more calories during the holiday than usual, then try to increase your cardio. By doing more cardio, you can help to keep off any extra weight that you might gain during the holiday season.
3. Pack in the Protein
Although doughnuts and sweet treats might hit the spot during this time of year, you aren’t going to be doing your body any favors by eating them. Rather than indulging in snacks and meals that are high in carbohydrates, try to eat more food that is high in protein. Specifically raw almonds, turkey, hardboiled eggs, and string cheese. If you are going to a party that doesn’t have a lot of lean protein, consider bringing a platter of protein-packed snacks to share with everyone.
Don’t gain any additional weight this holiday season by following the three tips listed above. Not only will keeping any added weight off help you to feel more accomplished but it will also help you to feel more confident as well. To learn more about weight loss tips or procedures, contact Dr. Benjamin Dunkley today!