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Enjoy Weight Loss This Holiday
by Chris Read
06/13/05
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Enjoy Weight Loss This Holiday


Holiday seasons are here again. This is your coveted time to forget about all the sorrows and rejoice with family and friends. Unfortunately, we do a little bit of celebrating during this time of year and add up extra baggage when the New Year appears. We unknowingly indulge in extra helpings, snacking on seasonal treats during celebrations. Hardly do we pay attention to our daily workout plan. This all contributes to increase in dieters in January.

Let us resolve this holiday season to buck the trends and avoid the Seasonal Seven (the average weight most of us will gain between Thanksgiving and the New Year). Yes this is the fact and you must not want to participate in this trend.

Forget about additional stresses and challenges this year may bring, still there are ways to find balance and maintain a healthy lifestyle. It may be hard at times to forego the insatiable urge to devour the season's traditional foods. But don’t forget that there are many ways to enjoy the fun without increasing your pant size. It doesn’t mean that you should starve yourself on a crash course diet but you can enjoy the festivities and maintain your weight as well.

Moderation is the word of the season. It's the secret to achieving a fun but also healthy holiday time. Try to use this mantra both to what you eat (or don't eat) and how much exercise you do (or don't do). This will help you avoid packing on extra weight AND also partake in all the fun of this time of year. So kick start this season on a determined note on the New Year instead of starting January with extra pounds to lose.

Here are some tips to help you during those hectic holiday weeks:

• Plan ahead. Create a plan for incorporating fitness and good nutrition ahead of holidays sneak peek. Define you daily routine. Evaluate your vacation period and try to come out with realistic time line you can devote on working out daily.

• In your work environment, simply reject the gracious treats offered to you by your co-workers. Stick to your healthy snacks prepared at your home. Eat moderately and don’t guzzle on others snacks tempting you from nearing desk.

• Never wait until the New Year for you fitness goals to begin. Keep finding time and dedicate few hours on exercise as often during this time period as well. Adjust you other schedules appropriately. There can be lots of excuses for procrastinating your workout time. But it will ultimately harm you as you will be left in nowhere finding the right time to begin your daily exercise. Remember, tomorrow never comes! Utilize even few hours of your daily hectic schedule to keep yourself fit and healthy.

• Make a scheduler for your daily workouts. Always use a daily calendar or other inventory to set-aside time to complete them. Keep on regular update on your fitness calendar. Never skip a single day’s workout. Stick to the timetable just like any other important business appointment.

• At holiday dinners, skip the gravy, dressings, and high-calorie condiments.

• There can be days when you may feel real lack of motivation. There can be time when you seriously find it hard to devote even 15 minute for daily workout. Even on these instances, do just 10 minutes of exercise. Try not to break this habit and go full throttle religiously.

• Health clubs can be good to follow a strict discipline and regular exercise. But at they same time, you end up coughing lots of money. If feasible, try to exercise at home. You’ll find yourself more committed and inclined at to do workouts at your own pace and confidence. At the same time, you will be saving time on driving, parking, the locker room or waiting to use equipment.

• Drink less alcoholic beverages. The average alcoholic drink contains 150-200 calories per glass. Even if you indulge in these, try mixing half try mixing half a glass of wine with sparkling water or with a diet soda. This will help cut your calories in half.

• During socializing, focus on sharing time with your friends and relatives other than sharing desserts and hot chocolates. During get-togethers spend the majority of time talking and discussing events and interesting topics with your dear ones.

The above-mentioned tips must come handy to you when you are honestly on a path to weight loss program. Always find a balance between staying fit and also enjoying the fun of the season. Last but not the least; never forget that moderation is the magic mantra to weight loss key. Enjoy a great holiday season ahead!
About the Author:
Chris Read is an associated editor to the website www.hateweight.com "The Weight Loss Portal". Hateweight is committed to provide visitors with complete information on weight loss, obesity, healthy recipes, obesity diseases, latest news, personal views, articles and online community board on weight loss related topics. Your feedback & comments will be highly appreciated at chrisread001@gmail.com


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