We are officially on the verge of Christmas season…and with it a myriad of food temptations and weight gain traps.
Don’t fret, if you act now there’s still time to tighten up before putting on your finest.
Do these 5 things NOW to quickly shape up…
1. Eat more Veggies:
Your parents were right, eating vegetables really is a good idea, especially when aiming to drop pounds. Why? There are a couple of reasons. First, veggies are low in calories and high in fibre, which means that you’re filling up without packing on pounds.
Second, the vitamins and minerals in fresh vegetables nourish your body and cut down on cravings.
2. Add five Minutes:
Each week, between now New Years, I want you to add 5 minutes to your workouts. Just five more minutes.
The slight increase from week to week will hardly be noticeable, but the extra fat burn will pay off nicely.
Use these extra five minutes to do intense burst of exercise, such as walkouts, squat to presses and walking lunges.
3. Double up on Water:
Not only will staying extra hydrated help your skin to have a healthy glow, it will also speed up your fat loss efforts. Most of us are walking around in a state of chronic dehydration, which contributes to fatigue, stubborn weight gain and constipation. By drinking more water throughout the day, and by limiting your intake of caffeinated beverages, you’ll become healthier and more radiant.
4. Reduce HIGH DENSITY Carbs:
One of the easiest ways to drop a few inches around your waist before the holidays is to reduce our high density carbohydrate intake.
This means eating dinners that are based around protein and vegetables rather than breads and pastas.
If you simply must have your oatmeal or whole grain bread each day, then eat it for breakfast or lunch and make sure your protein and veggies form the bulk of your meals.
Don’t forget that sugar counts as carbs, HIGH density carbohydrates! So skip that regular sugary dessert and make it a once a week treat.
One of the easiest ways to speed up your metabolism, and increase your fat burning, is to get at least eight hours of sleep each night. I know that it’s not always easy to get a full night’s sleep, but the benefits are quite worth it.
While you sleep your body works to restore itself, a very important process that assists with your fat loss efforts.
Try all of the above as you aim to feel your best over the holiday season.
To your success,