Our dieters have been well-trained on how to escape the pitfalls of Christmas Calories and how to continue losing weight during the holidays.
For those of you who have not signed up for our One-on-One Coaching, we have some tips to help you in the next few weeks.
Here we will show you a few dieting tips that could be the difference between success and failure during the holidays.
"Surviving the Holidays" Cheat Sheet
1) Stay well hydrated.
Drinking enough water throughout the day will help you to eat less at each meal and at each party you attend. As a matter of fact, many people think they feel "hungry" when they are actually thirsty. Simply drink 200 ml of water with lemon, or carbonated water for a calorie-free, filling drink.
2) Eat before you go.
Being trapped in the shopping mall and becoming very hungry is a recipe for disaster! It is hard to pass by the fish and chips shop if you become ravenous whilst looking for that Frozen doll in aisle 8. Eat sensibly before you go with high protein, low carb foods right before you go, and keep some low carb snacks in your car or purse to snack on throughout the shopping day.
Make sure you also eat before you attend that work break up party. If you arrive full from nutritious food, you will eat far less junk while you are there. It is also much, much more easy to say "no" to all the decadent foods if you are not hungry.
3) Drink "Lightly".
If you drink alcohol, choose drinks that are lighter in calories and carbs. A vodka & soda water with a twist of lime has about 80 calories and no carbs. Avoid heavy beers, sweet blended drinks and keep the drinking to a sensible amount. Slowly sip your drinks and alternate alcoholic beverages with a tall glass of water.
4) Break out the chewy.
Although chewy isn't the healthiest of choices, chewing mint-flavoured, sugar-free chewy instead of diving into that second chocolate mousse will help you stave off extra calories. It gives you the sensation of eating without consuming calories. Repeat if necessary.
5) Have a friend to rely on.
Assign one of your closest friends to keep you in check during the holidays. Think of them as your teammate and have a plan such as "Help me to not overeat at this party. It is really important to me." There is power in numbers.
Once you have survived the Holidays, call us for help! We will show you exactly how to lose all that fat that you are tired of carrying around. Our weight loss is very effective, supervised, and very easy to follow.
We have One-on-One coaching and personalised programs for each dieter. There is no counting calories, points, carbs or anything with our program. It is very simple and effective.
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Happy Holidays from Geelong Weight Loss Centre!