Five Tactics to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain
If you're following a healthy diet and fitness routine designed to lose weight, you might be trembling a bit at the fact that the holiday season is right around the corner. From Halloween candy to Thanksgiving turkey dressing to Christmas pies, temptation lurks everywhere during that three-month period. Metabolic Research Center offers 5 tactics to thwart those temptations and avoid holiday weight gain.
- Fill up on a healthy meal and a before hitting a party, so you'll mingle rather than munch.
- Contribute a healthy dish of your own to a friend's holiday dinner party.
- Chew slowly and take a few sips of water between bites, so that by the time your brain processes the fact that your stomach is full, which takes about 20 minutes, you won't be miserably so. Note that drinking a glass of water before a meal has been linked with more weight loss than cutting calories alone.
- Choose a smaller plate to trick your body into feeling fuller with less food. Sounds crazy but it works, as the brain processes a big open space on a plate with less food.
- Don't underestimate the number of calories and fat that holiday cocktails and drinks contain - especially that brandy, bourbon or rum-spiked eggnog. To help keep a cap on your intake, choose a tall, thin glass rather than a short, squatty one. Research shows that people pour less liquid into tall, narrow glasses. It's another mind trick that works for weight loss.
Make sure you're prepared to take on the holiday season and enter the New Year with a svelte new look, call 800-501-8090 and talk with a Metabolic Research Center weight loss specialist today.
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