As the holidays approach, a frequent question from my clients and subscribers is "How can I avoid gaining weight during the holidays"? Their concern is legitimate. The average American adult gains seven pounds of fat between Thanksgiving and New Years Day.
However, with a little know-how and effort you don't have to be "average". In fact, I've seen many people actually lose a few pounds over the holidays without depriving themselves. One of my clients said it best, "Greg, I can't tell you how good it feels to have lost three pounds durung the holidays instead of gaining ten pounds as I used to do. My friends are jealous. It's January 2nd and I'm feeling (and looking) lean and mean. And, best of all, I actually enjoyed the holidays more because I always felt energetic. In years past, inactivity and lots of food made me constantly sluggish and tired."
Here are a few tips that can bring you into the new year without any new pounds...
Mentally, daily exercise keeps you in a "healthy" frame of mind. Many people tell me that daily exercise helps them to make better food choices because it makes them feel like they are doing something healthy for themselves. Commit to doing at least 15 minutes everyday.
So, get energized with some daily exercise and moderate food consumption and REALLY enjoy the holidays... AND January 2.
Check out Author and exercise physiologist, Greg Landry, M.S., website at www.Landry.com.
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