Keeping Up with Your Weight during Holiday Season

Christmas is just around the corner and it’s that time of the year again where everywhere you go there’s food to eat. I mean some seriously good-tasting food that you can’t resist. The cold weather, the never-ending party munchies, and that oh-so-good meat on the table that’s ready to be eaten. Lo and behold, Christmas is a time for weight gain.
Generally speaking, according to Ursula Arens, from the British Dietetic Association, people gain 2kg in the four-week Christmas period and attempting to lose weight within these phases of time is next to daydreaming. Granting that I can’t give you solutions on how to lose weight during the holiday season, I can only give you ways to avoid the common habits related to weight gain and how to maintain your weight as it is (well, at least).
First and foremost, never goes to parties with an empty stomach. What usually happens after this is overeating which will cause more weight gain. Do not over-indulge at cocktail occasions instead eat some light snacks an hour before the party started or better yet before you go to the party. Try to consider apple, cheese, wholegrain crackers or nuts.
Next, keep up with exercise. Most of the time people got so occupied attending Christmas parties and forgot to set some personal time for exercise. Maintain regular jogs or walk with the kids to the park or beach in return for the food you ate. Added to that, you can also engage in outdoor or indoor sports like tennis, swimming, basketball, etc. if you are not up for sports such as those, try to check out your local Zumba class, pilates, or yoga.
Third, do not eat all the food placed on the table. I understand that Christmas is a great time to try out new recipes, but you might want to pay more attention to your body and know when it is enough. Be choosier when it comes to food, it will greatly help you maintain your body weight. Bear in mind, alcoholic beverages are also the main contributor to weight gain. Try to avoid drinking alcohol (especially if you are driving) instead drink juice or other flavored drinks.
Fourth, do not over-extend your Christmas. As soon as the calendar hits January 2, set up a goal and get sweaty in the gym. Who knows you can flaunt your amazing bikini bods on summer! Change your eating habit and do not buy too much food. Christmas is over, avoid junk food, and buy what is needed and at the same time healthy.
Lastly, when life gets back to normal days you can focus on balancing your lifestyle. I am not suggesting you to suppress your hunger in order to compensate the food you ate during Christmas, but rather eat quality food in moderate amount and always include healthy diet like fresh fruits and veggies followed by regular exercise daily. Being healthy means a happier you – inside and out. Your body will thank you for that.
While following these tips accordingly, it is always best to have fun during the holiday seasons and do not stop yourself from drinking, eating and being merry. As long as you are doing the right thing for your body and you are happy that is the most important thing you can do for yourself.