It’s holiday gain season, a time when nearly everyone packs on a few pounds. Rather than joining the masses and loosening your belt another notch, use these 5 Holiday Fat Loss Hacks and avoid putting on a single pound. These hacks could even result in a few pounds lost before New Year’s…
Holiday Fat Loss Hack #1: Eat a sensible meal before the party.
You should always arrive at parties with a full stomach. We realize that this goes against the popular trend of starving yourself before a party, and that’s exactly why most people gain weight.
Since your stomach will be full, you’ll have the clarity to pick and choose the treats that you really want, rather than stuffing yourself with everything in sight.
Holiday Fat Loss Hack #2: Bring a healthy dish to share.
Don’t worry if the party that you’re going to isn’t a potluck—the hostess will love you for being so thoughtful, and you’ll have a healthy option to enjoy.
A roasted veggie salad, a hummus platter, or an arrangement of fresh fruit are all delicious, healthy dishes that are filled with fiber and would be a welcome addition to any holiday menu.
Holiday Fat Loss Hack #3: Avoid drinking calories.
Do you realize how quickly calories add up when you’re slurping them out of a cup? Alcoholic beverages and sweet holiday drinks are simply packed with calories. These calories don’t take up much room in your stomach so you’re left wide open for even more calories.
Your best strategy is to avoid these beverages altogether, and stick with water. That being said, when you make a point to celebrate, celebrate. We are never going to ask you to completely give up things you love. However, it is our job to keep you accountable to your goals! Aim to drink 2-3 glasses of water at the party.
Holiday Fat Loss Hack #4: Fill your plate, but only once.
That’s right, you heard us. No going back for seconds. Since you’ve already eaten a sensible meal before arriving, this rule is going to be easier to keep than you think.
Take time to enjoy the company around you. Taste your food. Savor each bite of mom’s cooking.
Holiday Fat Loss Hack #5: Taste dessert, just a taste.
The holidays are all about sweet treats, so go ahead and partake. But just a taste. Look at desserts as something to savor, not something to fill up on.
And since you ate a sensible meal before you came, then you filled up your dinner plate once you’re probably going to be pretty full at this point anyway.
That’s it—all you need to know to not gain a single pound at holiday parties.
But what about the rest of the year?
Wouldn’t you love to make 2015 the year that you transform your health?
Wouldn’t it feel great to throw out all of your “fat” clothes? To look forward to bathing suit season? To be given a clean bill of health from your doctor? And to be showered with compliments by family, friends and that special someone?
It’s all possible.
All you need to do is decide today is the day you want to change the rest of your life.