The holidays are a time when it’s significantly easier to gain weight. Half of our traditions revolve around food, and those big family meals can be a nightmare for your waistline. That’s where the Daily Mail comes in, saying:
Weighing yourself twice a week or being told how much exercise it takes to burn your favourite Christmas treats helps keep off the pounds over the festive period, experts have found.
Most people put on one or two pounds during the festive period – but scientists have found simply stepping on the scales and bearing in mind some simple diet tips stops this happening.
The article continues with some other tips to keep that holiday weight off, before you gain it!
1. Eat your meals at roughly the same time every day.
2. Use reduced fat foods when possible, and don’t eat too much butter.
3. Take 10,000 steps a day, which is like 60 to 90 minutes of moderate exercise.
4. Choose healthy snacks, like fruit and yogurt instead of candy and chips.
5. Read food labels carefully, and check the fat and sugar content.
6. Don’t heap food onto your plate, except vegetables. And think twice about having seconds.
7. Try to stand for at least 10 minutes every hour throughout the day.
8. Drink more water, less alcohol, and less soda.
9. Eat at the table, not in front of the TV. And take your time.
10. Eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day.
Stick to your guns, you don’t want to be one of those people that joins a new gym in January do you?