Every year the holidays threaten to add pounds to my body that I can not afford to have added. All the get-togethers, delicious foods, and sweet treats can quickly add on weight. I know, huge bummer, especially when it’s so hard to take back off. However, there is good news!! I have found 4 easy weight maintenance tips that help me get through the holidays.
4 Easy Weight Maintenance Tips For The Holiday
Drink Only Water
One of the best ways you can lose water weight and continue losing even through the holidays is by drinking more. The majority of what you drink on a daily basis should be water. One good thing to do is drink half your weight in ounces of water each day, instead of just sticking to the 8 cup rule.
Also, try to drink a glass of water before and after any other type of drink. So if you are at a holiday party and want a glass of champagne, drink a full glass of water beforehand. You are not allowed another glass of champagne or wine until you have another glass of water.
This helps to limit how much alcohol you end up drinking and you might be surprised how many calories these drinks can be. Especially if you start feeling the effects and then don’t care about all your hard work and just want to eat.
Indulge, But Not Too Much
The problem with wanting to indulge during the holidays is that you feel left out if you can’t have treats. If you keep denying yourself too much, you might find yourself on Christmas Eve, eating everything in sight because you went without for too long.
A good way to remedy this is by letting yourself taste everything, but not over-indulging. If you are at Thanksgiving dinner, just have a very small portion of each food item, but not a full portion.
Remove 1/3 of Your Meal Immediately
When you are eating out for the holidays, this is another time when you might indulge a little too much. This can make it really hard to lose weight. If you decide to order something that isn’t as light and fit as it could be, separate your meal immediately.
Ask for a to-go container when your food is served, then take 1/3 of the meal and place it in the container. This reduces how much you end up eating, plus lets the meal last longer.
Top Food With Salsa
Instead of putting cheese, sour cream, or guacamole on top of your food, consider adding some salsa. This adds a lot of seasonings and is extremely low in fat and calories. The majority of salsa is just tomatoes, jalapenos and onions, so there isn’t much to it.
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