The holiday season is full of temptations, so it’s no surprise that many of us put on a few unwanted pounds. But you can fight the flab by following these simple pieces of advice:
Don’t stop moving!
Stay active. Research says too much sitting can be hazardous to your health. Moving around every 30 to 60 minutes is a simple way to maintain a healthier metabolism.
Drink six to eight glasses of water per day. Before big meals or parties where you’re likely to indulge, be sure to have two big glasses of water in order to lessen the amount of food you’re likely to consume.
Eat slowly and enjoy!
Try to chew at least 30-40 times per mouthful. It will give your brain time to let your stomach know it’s satisfied. If possible, stay away from buffet tables and use smaller plates when selecting foods.
Plan to exercise—and follow through.
Create and exercise plan, and stick to it! For many people, getting workouts done in the morning prevents holiday happenings from getting in the way of staying fit.
Party for a night, not a season
With abundant leftovers, treats and temptations, it’s easy to find ourselves grazing, skipping workouts and promising to do better tomorrow. Make the most of your holidays but don’t let a day of indulgence turn into a new bad habit.