The challenges that the holidays bring to weight loss and management plans is all to common for consumers. There are tons of holiday parties, dinners, and second helpings that still count on the scale. So, as you weasel your way through the next stretch of the holiday season, keep these thoughts in mind.
- Get enough sleep. Sleep prevents overeating.
- Keep healthy goodies around for your family or co-workers in clear containers. The more visible, the more stimulating the idea of staying on track will be in the mind.
- If you’re at a party, follow the one-plate rule. Stick only your absolute favorite foods on a plate, but leave the rest.
- With down time during the holiday season, start a food diary.
- Use a smaller plate. Research has proven that using a smaller plate helps you eat less (and it just makes sense!)
- The day after a holiday party, get out of the house. Hit the gym, hit the mall, hit the books. The farther you are from leftovers in the fridge, the less likely you’ll be tempted to eat them.
- Prepare dishes that your guests will love, but you don’t. You’ll be less likely to stack on extra calories.
- Eat the filling and not the pie crust. The fat is in the dough.
- Drink two glasses of water before your meal. It will help fill you up so you eat less.
- Keep diet-friendly snacks in your desk drawer to munch on when someone brings baked goods to the office that you know could get you off track.
I’m a 50 year old Female, I get on the treadmill 3 times a week and eat light foods during the day my biggest meal is evening, salad, bake chicken, I also do yoga some and 50 situps a day. The weight just dont seem to move down I ‘m 5’ and 165lb. any suggesting will be appriated.
Perhaps it’s the diet. You say you eat your biggest meal in the evening, but perhaps you could try counting calories or reducing what you eat then. As you age, the metabolism gets a bit slower. Or you can also try increasing the intensity of your workout. Do you run or walk on the treadmill? If you’re just walking, perhaps try a light jog instead and cutting down the size of your meals or cutting out meats for a while. You might start seeing some change.
I appreciate the helpful tips. I find myself struggling to eat breakfast! I do try, perhaps not hard enough. I’ve tried various meals, but I’m really not hungry. Any suggestions with this?