The Holidays and winter have a way of “adding inches” or help you “retain water” during this season! You look forward to looking your best. Unfortunately, your schedule is brim-full of late night parties. And that means flowing cocktails and “I lost count” volume of fingerfoods. So you try on that rockstar skinny jeans, and you suddenly realized that you need to loose 10 pounds – fast! So the quick solution: Crash diet!?
I’ll be willing to bet you are overweight. Most of us are. Whether it’s a few extras pounds or a whole bunch, we’re fat. The fast food giants and junk-food manufacturers spend billions convincing us to eat their food. Even the so-called reduced fat kind are filled with calories. So we just eat more of those anyway, thinking we are cheating the scale. Restaurant portions are huge and my wife and I usually bring half home. But the rest of you don’t. So, what am I saying here? I’m saying that you have to stop whining and do something before you end up like my wife and mother. If not, you’ll get heart problems, cause liver or kidney damage, retain clogged arteries and as a result, produce a shortened lifespan.
Replace traditional stuffing with an assortment of chopped vegetables. Fill your turkey with mushrooms, eggplant, onions and celery. Or replace half of your traditional stuffing with chopped vegetables.
Want to make this holiday season extra special? Why not start your very own phone coaching program with a weight loss coach right now! Together you will keep the holiday pounds away. Hiring a coach is different than recruiting a friend to diet with, or asking your spouse to help. Truth be told, it’s doubtful either one of these “supports” are going to hold up when put to the test. If your spouse is anything like mine, he’s no help at all. I’d get, “It’s a party, enjoy yourself!” Or, “It’s Christmas, have what you want.” And a diet buddy is probably no better. When it comes down to it, they aren’t going to jeopardize your friendship over a diet failure.
The right kind of food you should eat include vegetables, fruits, fish, nonfat dairy, egg whites, shellfish, soy products, olive oil, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, skinless poultry, etc. You must not skip your meals. Eat 5 small meals throughout the day. They must be healthy meals, not fast foods. Drink plenty of water every day to give your stomach a sense of fullness and to help flush out toxins. Never skip your breakfast. Ensure you eat a healthy breakfast everyday.
Start off by realizing that this isn’t a strict diet. Rather, we’re trying to decide what kind of foods to eat on a daily basis. If you’re consuming McDonalds and cake thrice daily, you probably don’t enjoy it that much but you’re in a cycle. You need to decide how you’d rather eat.
Make an emotional and physical commitment to completing your goal! Goals are not achieved if you’re not committed 100% to making them reality. Your goal has to be important enough that you’re willing to commit time, energy and money to making it reality. On a scale of 1 – 10, ask yourself how important is this goal? Why is it important? How will achieving this goal change life for the better?
During your midday snack, you can munch on an apple or maybe a banana instead of cookies or chips. You can also turn some of your favorite fruits and vegetables into a healthy smoothie or shake.