10 Ways To Avoid Gaining Weight Over The Holiday. The festive season is here, and many binge eat. With all the treats it is difficult for one to keep their weight in check. The following tips will help you maintain your figure during this time.
Cut Your Food Into Smaller Pieces
Can’t resist a whole mince pie? Then cut it into quarters before tucking in. Research has found that people eat less if their food is in smaller pieces rather than one large one, even when the two contain the same number of calories
Offer To Serve
Instead of accepting the huge
pile of food that your mum/sister/gran dishes out, offer to serve
everyone at the table. That way, you choose how much ends up on your
plate – and score Brownie points for being helpful!
Cut out white bread, crackers and bagels from your diet. When your body isn’t used to the extra salt and sugar, it holds on to a lot of water. Once you get rid of that water weight, your energy levels come back up.
Out Of Sight Out Of Mind
When food is in our line-of-sighe, we’re much more likely to eat it. So, get out of the kitchen, away from the buffet and find a game to play with the family.
Don’t Keep Holiday Leftovers
After the holidays, get rid of all the holiday food. If you’re going to lose weight, you have to get rid of the temptation. Replace the cookies and fruitcake with fruit and healthy snacks.
Be Careful With Your Drinking
These extra drinks may also lead to poor sleep and a greater consumption of food. The calories may not sound so bad but they definitely contribute to that one pound weight gain. Instead, plan the nights that you will be indulging in alcohol and skip the nights that are not all that festive.
Activities, such as sitting on the couch watching sports, are common holiday traditions for many families. Inactivity may contribute to weight gain. Doing some type of physical activity while on holiday with your family may prove to be beneficial for weight control.
Say No Politely
Many times you feel forced to eat foods because people keep putting it in front of you. Learn to say no politely, such as “No thank you, I’ve had enough. Everything was delicious”, or “I couldn’t eat another bite. Everything tasted wonderful”. You’ll find saying no isn’t so hard to do after all.
Wear something formfitting that makes you feel AMAZING. The idea behind this is that if you’re wearing something tight that makes you feel good about yourself, you are more mindful about overindulging and stuffing yourself silly.
Focus On Something Other Than Food
Laugh. Really listen to your cousin’s story about his recent trip. Ask your grandma about what the holidays were like 50 years ago.