If you live in an area that gets snow (hello, Blizzard of 2008) then you know how hard it can be around the holidays. Exercise options are limited to the indoors and you are also faced with the temptations of Xmas cookies, candy canes, and big turkey and ham dinners.
By using these tips, you can widdle off extra poundage in no time
1. Hop on your EA SPORTS Active™ Personal Trainer for 10-15 minutes in the morning. Make it part of your am routine similar to tasks like brushing your teeth or taking a shower.
2. Build in “cheat” meals. By eating whatever you want two meals in a three week period, you won’t feel deprived and will be less likely to pull into a drive through for an extra large order of fries.
3. Amp up the H2O. It is easy to mistake hunger for thirst. Fifty ounces ( six glasses of about 8 ounces each) a day will help keep you hydrated and feeling full.
4. Small steps. Make sure you set achievable goals. Research shows that you can lose 1-2 lbs week in a healthy way. If you have more than 10 lbs to lose, you should see if you can maintain a 10 lb loss for 6 months before attempting to lose more weight.
5. Eat smaller meals more often. By adding in 2-3 snacks a day plus eating three well balanced meals. Lighter frequent meals decrease your appetite, increase your energy, improve your mood, and can even boost your metabolism. Plus, you burn calories just by digesting your food!
6. Ring in 2010 with weekly food resolutions. By taking small steps to overhaul your eating lifestyle, you will find a change to be easier to achieve. For example: Resolve to eat one piece a fruit a day for one week. The next week, commit to eating only lean meats.
7. Rethink your condiments. Replace your full fat mayo with salsa and/or a lowfat yogurt and salsa blend to add zing to turkey burgers and sandwiches.
8. Don’t eat in front of the television. Make each meal an occasion (with your family). Try serving on smaller plates to trick yourself into thinking that your portion size isn’t shrinking. (But your waistline will!)
9. Go with protein for breakfast. Try lowfat yogurt, cottage cheese or thin slices of turkey to give you an energy boast that can last for hours.
10. Plan for parties and outings. Social get-togethers do not end after New Year’s Eve. Make sure to have a substantial snack before heading out to a party or happy hour.
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