Thursday, November 29, 2012

You vs Food-The holiday battle!

It is the season to be jolly and that means spending time with friends and family and enjoying the multiple holidays that this time of year brings.It also means constant pressure to push away cookies, cakes and other special holiday treats that become abundant. Then there are holiday party's which seem to be every weekend in which tempt you even more. In order to come out on top and not let your year of hard work go to waste you need to have a plan and you need to stick with it.

Use these strategies

1. Get intense! No matter if you lift hard now or not, take it up another level and do it now! Knowing you might eat more calories you will need to make sure you are burning more. Besides, don't you want to look your best when you see family or friends.

2.  Have a daily plan-If you will be going to a holiday party odds are the food wont be the best for you so take action before. Make your own dinner or eat enough quality food before going out so you wont binge on garbage appetizers and sweets.

3. Out of sight, out of mind! Whatever you do don't keep tempting sweets around you. Doesn't matter at the office or home, keep cookies and other foods out of your sight. Chances are if you see it you will eat it. If everyone keeps bringing you holiday gift baskets and chocolates just start giving them away, let others get fat, not you!

4. Think of the  New Year- Most everyone starts a exercise plan come Jan, so why not be at a good starting place instead of in the hole 5,10, or 20 plus pounds. Why give yourself more work when starting out.

1 comment:

  1. I make the Day-after Thanksgiving my "new year start" for increasing the working out intensity. That way, I'm really motivated and come january 1, usually in much better shape then dec. 1.