Coppell Boot Camp and Personal Trainer Weight Loss and Tip of the Week – Staying On Course Throughout the Holiday Season
Thanksgiving leftovers and holiday parties loaded with sweat treats and rich deserts can enlarge the fat cells and slow the metabolism. Not a good combination when seeking to live a healthier lifestyle in the midst of a borage of tantalizing holiday food temptations. Not to mention that the holidays tend to knock us out of our normal daily routines of proper exercise and nutrition.
The average person gains approximately 1 pound between Thanksgiving and New Year’s according to research published in the New England Journal of Medicine and this weight is not lost in the coming year. Although the gain is much less than what most people think, imagine the accumulation over time! Here are some tips to help you maintain – not – gain during the holiday season while still enjoying your family and friends and all that the holidays mean to you.
Have a healthy snack before leaving for a party …If you are concerned that you may overeat at a gathering, eat a healthy snack such as a salad, fruit, or soup before you leave. You will feel satisfied and will be less likely to overindulge.
Eat some healthy options first … Eating some of the healthier foods that are offered first will again decrease the likelihood of you over indulging on some of the more calorie-dense selections. Go back and choose your favorite options afterward.
Take family walks … Chat and view the holiday decorations in the neighborhood.
Instead of skipping your workout, shorten it… When you don’t have enough time to get in 30 minutes or more exercise then try squeezing in 10 minutes at a high intensity level. Guys who did four to six go-for-broke 30-second sprints on a bike got the same gains in muscle fitness as those who went for 90 to 120 minutes at a moderate pace. In a different study, the same type of sprints improved glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity, meaning it decreased their risk for unhealthy blood sugar and, eventually, diabetes. Total calorie burn was a puny 250, so you’ll still need longer workouts if you’re looking to torch fat. But for your health, short, fast intervals will get you somewhere, and is far better than skipping altogether.
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