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How to Lose Weight Without Skipping the Holidays

By Virginia Laird

When it comes to weight loss during the holidays, you may feel as though you need to skip all holiday gatherings, goodies, and any other place where you might be surrounded by tasty food. However, health and wellness experts say that you can lose weight without skipping out on your holiday fun. A few tips these experts have put together for you to follow this holiday season, to help with your weight loss or maintenance, include: 

  • Eat light before heading to your party
  • Make time to work out each day
  • Limit your treats

Eat Light Before Heading to Your Party

With the holiday season steaming straight ahead, you are bound to be planning to attend a wide variety of parties and gatherings. You are sure to encounter glorious buffets at these that even those with great willpower may find themselves tempted to overconsume. To prevent overeating that can lead to weight gain, it is a good idea to eat lightly prior to attending your party. Choosing to eat a snack can help curb your appetite while surrounded by glorious and delicious treats. 

Make Time to Work Out Each Day

Exercise is a priority when trying to prevent weight gain or improve your ability to lose weight. Fitness experts say that one 30-minute workout each day can be enough to burn extra calories and get your metabolism moving in the right direction. As you begin your holiday season, make sure you prepare a little time for exercising each day. Research indicates that these workouts do not have to be in the gym. Instead, a brisk walk or jog through your neighborhood can be enough to help you make progress. Start right away making daily exercise a part of your healthy living regimen.

Limit Your Treats

While holiday season may be the time that you dream of decadent treats, making weight-loss progress means that you will need to limit your consumption of these treats. Health and wellness experts say that limiting yourself to one treat each week is best when trying to lose some weight. This by no means insinuates that you need to avoid your favorites altogether. Instead, having a plan for your treats can be helpful so that you can indulge in the things you love without overdoing it. Start today making a plan of action so that you will be prepared for the holiday season.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Savannah, Ga.

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