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Avoid Holiday Weight Gain With These Tips

By Virginia Laird

For millions, the holiday season can be a sentence of inevitable weight gain. However, health and wellness experts insist there is no reason to feel defeated in your efforts to shed weight throughout the impending holiday season. Instead, these experts admit there are several things you can do to begin and support your weight loss journey, including:

  • Limit your sweets
  • Make time to exercise
  • Choose water 

Limit Your Sweets

As you attend holiday parties, bake treats to share, and much more, you may find yourself constantly surrounded by delicious, overwhelming temptation. Experts admit that limiting your consumption of sugar can be helpful when trying to get rid of your extra weight. For those who struggle with a sweet tooth, this can seem nearly impossible. It is suggested that you limit yourself to one treat each week as you strive to shed unwanted weight. Many of these experts suggest that you find healthy alternatives to help satisfy your cravings. Yogurt and fruit can offer nutrition while giving you a little sweet and savory to help curb your desire for all things sweet.  

Make Time to Exercise

Exercise is imperative anytime you are trying to lose weight. While diet plays a huge role in dropping weight, exercise helps burn extra calories that can expedite the process. Experts say that those trying to get rid of unwanted weight should try to exercise at least four times each week. These workouts should be a minimum of 30 minutes. As you find the time to prioritize some time at the gym, you are likely to see progress that can fuel your drive to stick to your plan. 

Choose Water

During the holiday season you may be tempted to consume a plethora of adult beverages which care loaded with calories and sugar. These beverages are known to pack on the pounds rather than helping to kick it. For this reason, health and wellness experts say that water is the best beverage to choose when trying to shed weight. Water is a zero calorie beverage known to help curb appetite. According to research you should consume at least half of your body weight in ounces of water each day. Start drinking plenty of water today. 

With the holidays speeding quickly in your direction, there is no time to delay taking action. You can do it! Best of luck in your journey to a slimmer you!

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

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