Quick summer weightloss – just in time for Christmas!

by HealthyBeings on November 21, 2010

6 weeks to shed the kilos before




Christmas is an exciting time of year with lots of social functions to look forward to; however it is a notoriously bad time of year for weight gain! Nevertheless, the festive season doesn’t need to be a disaster on the scales.  With a few good tips and a bit of motivation behind you, you can avoid piling on the extra kilos this Christmas.

Weight loss or weight gain this festive season? It’s your choice;

  1. Pay attention now and lose weight before Christmas day so you approach the day feeling good about yourself and you can relax about your food choices on the day;
  2. Aim to maintain rather than gain weight over the festive season. This means starting to pay attention to your diet and exercise now!
  3. Ignore your weight issue, watch the extra kilos pile on over Christmas and start 2011 feeling very uncomfortable!

Here are some easy tips to help you keep off the kilos this festive season:

  • Set yourself some limits and reduce how much you eat and drink aover the Christmas events you attend between now and Christmas day. For example set yourself a limit of two drinks. Choose low alcohol drinks were possible as these contain fewer calories and only choose diet mixers. Think about the food you eat and don’t fall in to the trap of eating a whole lot of cheap deep fried finger food. Instead, go for things which are brightly coloured and contain fresh ingredients – your body will thank you for it!
  • Bring a healthy plate! Do something different and bring along a healthy plate to your work or family get together (it’s surprising how often these dishes are first to go). Make the most of the beautiful fruit that’s in season this time of year and prepare a delicious fruit platter.  Or you could make a simple avocado dip by layering avocado, light sour cream, taco seasoning and small diced chunks of green capsicum and fresh tomato served with wholemeal biscuits and veggie sticks.  This is a great healthy alternative to all the high calorie cheeses that will be on offer.
  • Avoid any extras. Do you really need that latté on your way to work each day? You can reduce your daily energy intake by 250 calories just by having an instant coffee a long black or tea instead. While you’re cutting out the morning coffee, avoid the biscuit jar as well and grab a piece of fruit each day instead.
  • Increase your exercise. You have 6 weeks to make a difference. Plan your week and include a minimum of three exercise sessions (ideally five or six but three is a good start!) each week up to Christmas. Whether it’s walking, running, swimming, riding, yoga, boxing or something completely different it doesn’t matter, just make sure you enjoy it! But be quick and start now! Try asking someone from work or rope in family or friends to come and exercise with you. You still have 6 weeks to tone up so get started now!

If you’re serious about shedding a few kilos in time for Christmas day, then book an appointment with Healthy Beings today. You will receive a calorie controlled meal plan which will show you how to shed 0.5-1kg per week. Get started now and lose up to 6kg before Christmas day so you can then enjoy the day and all the trimmings!

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