Having the desire to get rid of love handles and losing weight, in general, indicates that you have the desire to better your health and well-being. However, you may think it’s impossible to do so during the festive season, where people are known to pack on the so-called holiday weight. Fortunately, there are practical ways to get around this!
This guide will discuss four practical tips to adhere to as you endeavor to stay in shape during the holidays. Take this as an opportunity to discipline yourself, stay determined towards your goals, and reap the benefits of your healthier lifestyle!
Drink water before meals
You may already be set on dieting and have a meal plan to avoid any holiday feast temptations. However, your stomach may not be accustomed to the lack of food you eat, resulting in stomachaches. You may also get into the unhealthy habit of yo-yo dieting—a habit of eating less food but then consuming more later on to satisfy hunger pangs.
Drinking water before every meal is the best way to fill your tummy before every meal. It ensures that you won’t feel empty when you diet, and you can also limit your food intake. However, you have to get used to making more frequent trips to the toilet, but it’s a small price to pay for weight loss!
Restrict your portion sizes
Your portion size for every meal is something you need to watch out for because it can make or break your weight loss journey, especially during the holidays when food is always abundant and easily accessible. And what if you don’t have the sheer willpower to avoid second and third helpings?
The best way to control your portion sizes during meals is to stay accountable with your family and consult a dietician. Your family can watch over you and support your desire to lose weight over the holidays, while your dietician can provide you with the best portion and diet plans suitable for your body type and lifestyle. Keep these people in mind and restrict your portions to get rid of those love handles gradually!
Document your progress
Motivating yourself and enjoying your gradual progress are the building blocks of a successful weight management program, especially during the holidays. Yes, there will be tough days when you have to restrict yourself from enjoying certain holiday food festivities, like baking Christmas cookies and Hanukkah feasts. It can also get your family and friends to question your timing and motives. But remember—the only person you want to impress with this weight loss journey is yourself.
As such, be proud of your progress by documenting yourself in front of a mirror. Check your love handles and other parts of your body with fat. Being in touch with the process can better motivate you to keep going and look forward to being healthier!
Go to a personal fitness studio daily
A fitness studio is the perfect environment for any weight watches like you during the holidays. It’s safe, inclusive, and you can get extra pumped to slim down since you are surrounded by others who also want to do the same!
You can also benefit significantly from one-on-one fitness coaching and unlock your body’s stamina and motor skills. And you will find that you enjoy exercising and wish you did it sooner!
Staying in shape during the festive season does come with its challenges. Fortunately, you now have practical tips that can help you succeed. All you have to do is stay determined and identify with the right people to empower you to get rid of those pesky love handles.
Remember all the previously mentioned tips and gift yourself the benefit of losing weight today!
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