Make Losing Weight A Fun And Easy Journey
It can be hard to lose weight, especially around the holiday season. You might feel tempted to indulge, you can take some important steps to prevent that. This article can help you to keep your weight at bay during the holidays.
Switch your normal drinks out for water. Juice, tea, soda and coffee are high in calories. Water has zero net calories and is basically free. It also helps you to feel refreshed and full.
A good way to help maintain the proper weight is to not eat a few hours before you go to bed. Although easier to say than to do, it’s worth avoiding food before bedtime, because any food you take in will just sit there in your stomach, not burning off, and eventually making its way to your fat cells. Keep your mind occupied at night, by reading for example, to keep yourself from being tempted to overindulge in food.
If you consider losing weight to be your primary goal, your should do more cardiovascular exercises as opposed to weight training. Cardio training is important for burning fat and losing weight, whereas weight training helps to tone and maintain muscle mass. Cardio work that increases the heart rate and breathing is more effective at burning fat than is adding muscle.
If you feel hungry, drink a protein shake. When you mix a small bit of protein powder together with ice then drinking it when you begin to feel hungry, then your diet won’t be compromised and neither will your self-confidence.
A trick many dieters recommend is to pop a piece of ice in your mouth when junk food cravings hit. Often, it is not hunger that drives you to snack, but the habit of having your mouth occupied. Sucking on a piece of ice is a harmless way to indulge this craving.
It is difficult to eat well during the holidays. Using this advice you are sure to find success.