Getting through the holidays without gaining weight can sometimes be a challenge, all the parties you get invited to always have lots of food and tasty treats, I have to admit I'm a sucker for good Christmas cookies! Here are a few tips that can help you get through the holidays and not put the extra weight.
1. When we see how many calories we are taking in, it makes it easier to stay away from certain foods or to stop our food intake for the day. One of my favorite apps that I use to keep track of my food is MyFitnessPal. It can be a bit time consuming at first, since you will have to add the foods you are eating, but the app learns and saves your food so it becomes much easier the more you log. You can set up a goal in the app and it will help you achieve it by letting you know how many carbs, proteins and fats you are taking in. It also has a scanner so you can scan any label on the food packaging.
2. Drink lots of water! If you drink a full glass of water before your meal, you will have less room for food so you will not be over eating. Staying hydrated is also great for your skin and over all health, and remember if you have done any Cryoslimming treatments you should be drinking about 10 8oz glasses of water a day which will help with flushing out all the dead fat sells in your system. If you drink soda, try and change it for sparkling water.
3. Try to eat 5-6 times per day! If you have smaller amounts of food throughout the day you will feel fuller and thus won't be eating as much. This will also help to accelerate your metabolism. Some of my favorite snacks are nuts. All sorts of nuts because they are full of great fats that help your metabolism burn more fat. Almonds, cashews, walnuts are all great, even better if you eat them and also take a big glass of water. These nuts should not be salted! Salted nuts are full of sodium, be aware of your sodium intake ( MyFitnessPal also helps you to keep track of your sodium.)
4. Walk more. Try to take the stairs instead of the elevator, park further away in the parking lot, these little things add up in a month and help you burn more calories.
That is all, I hope these tips help you like they help me :)