If you’ve followed my blog for long you’ve known that I’ve been working on lowering my calories and increasing my activity. In other words, I want to lose weight! Although I’ve been pretty proud of my efforts so far I did struggle a little during the holidays. The holidays are full of stress and extra temptations that can derail the best of intentions.
While enjoying the holidays I was also trying my best to eat in moderation and avoid the desserts that my sweet tooth very much desires. One of the tips I’ve used to do that, besides drinking more water, was to chew gum. It’s added sweetness helps keep the cravings away and it keeps my mouth busy. It won’t always work but it comes in handy pretty often!
Something else that helps people reach their goals is alli® and their website LetsFightHolidayFat.com. This site is a great online guide for those trying to eat healthy and exercise a little bit more this holiday season and into the new year. It’s perfect for anyone who has weight loss on their list of new years resolutions!
I was excited to check out this site and look as I’m always needing a little extra inspiration. I know a lot of people who would like this site! It has three core elements for someone trying to lose weight. The three core elements are: diet, physical activity and motivation! It helps you track individual goals and prepare for long-term success. How great is that?!
Here are some great tips from Samantha Harris on how to fight the fat this holiday season!
1. Make healthy low-fat food choices – swap out the high fat ingredients in your favorite holiday recipe for healthier options
2. Snack Often – have healthy snacks at hand to help keep you from reaching for holiday goodies. Apples, low-fat string cheese, and baby carrots are low-fat and easy to pack! Have a sweet tooth? Try a small peppermint candy (fat-free) to satisfy your temptation.
3. Exercise, Exercise, Exercise. – Finding small ways to fit in physical activity can help maintain your weight and energy throughout the season. Going holiday shopping? Park the car in the farthest spot from the store entrance. Cooking? Work your legs with squats while waiting for water to boil.
4. Plan Ahead. – Going to a holiday party? Eat a low-fat snack at home to help you stay on track and avoid over-indulging in unhealthy choices.
5. Keep stress levels low. – Eating healthy and being physically active can play a big part in keeping holiday stress at bay. Keeping stress levels low also may help prevent weight gain. Try to find a time in a busy day to take a few minutes for exercise, deep breathing or eat a healthy, low-fat snack
If you’re looking for a comprehensive wight management resource be sure and visit LetsFightHolidayFat.com.
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