The festive season is here and that means parties, celebrations and eating out much more than during the year. It also makes it difficult to stick to your fitness and weight loss plan, especially if everyone around you is letting it all hang out till January.
Want to get the weight off (and keep it off) this festive season? Remember, good fitness is about strength and good health, supported by a balanced diet (and proper supplementation) rather than just pure weight loss. With that in mind, we’ve put together some practical tips for achieving your weight loss goals while staying sane.
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Tips for losing weight this festive season
1. Don’t stop your gym routine
With school holidays, long weekend away, and late night parties, it can be more difficult to get stick to your daily gym sessions during this time but this is when it’s most important to stay committed. If you can’t stick to the same routine as normal, adjust and fit in your workouts when you can, as often as you can. This will help you to combat the effects of dining out and late nights, and your waistline will thank you for it come January.
2. Eat right
Skipping breakfast or lunch (or even starving yourself during the day) so that you can go all out at a big dinner or cocktail party will not help your weight loss plans. Quite the opposite in fact. Event food tends to be richer than and not as healthy as what you would normally make at home and, if you’re hungry, you’ll probably end up eating much more than you normally would. And you won’t feel good after all. For healthy weight management, eat regular light and simple meals throughout the day, snack sensibly, and don’t arrive at your event hungry and ready to eat anything in sight.
3. Get enough sleep
It might surprise you to know that sleep deprivation is linked to weight gain. If you’re burning the candle at both ends between shopping, caring for your family, entertaining, and partying, you will do more damage than just dark under eye circles. Research shows that individuals who sleep less than five hours a night have lower levels of leptin, the hormone that controls how full you feel. So, if you’re tired, you’re more likely to feel hungry and indulge in late night snacks. Get some shut eye and take care of yourself.
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