There are only a couple of weeks left in 2013. Many people have already set their New Year’s resolution for 2014. Losing weight is on the top of the list of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. If you have set weight loss goals for 2014, then it is best to start right now. From personal experience, I can tell you that if you want to do something, then it is best to get started as soon as possible.
You may be wondering, “Why should I get started on my weight loss goals now when Christmas is right around the corner?” While it may seem counterproductive to get started on your weight loss journey now, it will be a lot easier for you to reach your goals at the beginning of the year if you start now. There are a number of simple things that you can do to jumpstart the weight loss process. Below are my top tips for losing weight during the holidays:
Water, Water, Water
Water should be the beverage you consume most during the holidays. It is free of calories, helps fill you up, and it can also boost your metabolism. You will be much less likely to gain weight during the holidays if you drink water.
Have Your Turkey
Turkey is a staple food during the holidays, and it can also help you lose weight. Studies have shown that people who fill a quarter to a third of their plate up with lean protein, such as turkey, are more likely to lose weight. However, you should opt to cook the turkey in the oven instead of deep-frying it. You should also avoid putting extras on your turkey, such as gravy.
Walk Away The Pounds
Exercise may be the last thing on your mind during this time of the year. However, getting a little activity in your day can go a long way in helping you reach your weight loss goals. Try to walk at least 30 minutes per day. There are several ways that you can squeeze walking in your day. For example, you can walk around the mall a couple of times when you are shopping. You can also take the stairs instead of the escalator or elevator.
Sample A Little
There is no need for you to deprive yourself of all the foods that you love. Food is meant to be enjoyed, and you can eat your favorite foods. However, the key is moderation. Place a small amount of each one of the foods that you want to try on your plate.