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Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year is here. It’s that time of the year that we enjoy the most but dread the most too because of the potential to lose control during feasting time. Here are a few simple steps to keep the Holiday Weight off:
- Getting enough Rest – Lack of sleep have been proven to contribute to weight gain. Not catching enough Zzzs may reduce metabolism by increasing the secretion of cortisol; a hormone that effects appetite. Getting the required 6 to 8 hours of sleep is essential to lowering stress levels and making sure your hormones are well-balanced.
- Have a Strategy– Decide early on when are your “cheat days”. There are many parties and holiday functions that you need to attend but that does not mean you have to over-indulge at every single event. Wear a tighter pair of pants or dress to these events so that it serves as a reminder to you that portion control is important. Eat a light meal before so that you won’t be starving which can result in overeating. If there is a buffet, start with a bowl of salad before deciding on what else to have.
- Exercise – Regular physical activity has been shown to control weight and improve your mood. Set aside some “me time” by scheduling 30 minutes engaging in a physical activity that you enjoy. If 30 minutes is too long, do mini-workouts throughout the day. Three 10 minute mini-workouts throughout the day will reap the same weight-loss benefits. Not only has exercise been known to release feel-good hormones called endorphins that makes you feel happier and more relaxed, but regular exercise can also improve your mood and increase your self-confidence.
An organized exercise program from Xodus Fitness can help you. Related Articles: Preemptive Strike: Lose weight and get in Shape before January Christmas Conundrum: Lose weight while still enjoying holiday parties
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