5 Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain 2020
The holiday season is a time of fun, friends, family.... and FOOD. Who doesn't love to stuff their face with their loved ones?!
With that being said, it can be a time of worry for people struggling with their weight, but FEAR NOT. I bring good tidings of great joy (thank you, thank you, I'll be here all week....)
You can use these strategies to avoid gaining weight during the holiday season, and I must say they're pretty effective! These are my go-to methods to avoid weight gain during the holiday season.
1.) Skip breakfast
Skipping breakfast during the holiday months is a bulletproof strategy to avoid gaining weight. This is also one of the strategies that I use to avoid gaining weight on vacation. You can enjoy zero-calorie beverages and caffeine can suppress your hunger.
2.) Eat One Meal
Eating one meal a day on days that you know you are going to be consuming a lot of food is a great tactic to use to keep weight off during the holiday season. Eat one meal on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, or holiday parties to make. sure you don't spill over into a calorie surplus and gain fat.
3.) Only Eat Foods you Love
Pick your poison and embrace the fact that variety is not the spice of life if you want to avoid gaining weight over the holiday season. Choose a few foods that you REALLY want to eat and fill up on those. Don't make multiple plates full of everything available.
4.) Eat Slowly and Enjoy Your Food
Enjoy your food and eat it slowly so that it fills you up more. Have conversations with people while you eat to make the process of eating slower. The whole point of the holiday season is spending time with people. Try to draw the attention away from the food and focus it more on the people you spend time with.
5.) Hit the Gym
The extra calories that you might consume could benefit your gains in the gym. Maybe you've been trying to get stronger and haven't been able to throughout the year. The extra calories could help you get to your strength goals as long as you hit the gym over the holiday season. I also think the holiday season is the perfect time to start working out because you will build momentum for when the new year hits and will be more likely to stick to your new year's goal.