The holidays aren’t exactly known for the self-control. In fact, it’s usually the opposite. From lights to garland and decorations people go overboard and no one complains. With so much indulgence and holiday spirit it’s easy to get sucked into overeating. Especially if you visit multiple family members during the holidays.
I swear, for as long as I can remember I’ve made the New Year’s Resolution to lose weight. I always say “I’ll start after the holidays.” This year I realize that’s part of my problem. It’s way easier to give into the “Have a little more” or “Get another plate” mentality than to Just say no. Do you have family that pressures you to eat until you’re about to explode? I know I do.
Let’s Fight Holiday Fat!
LetsFightHolidayFat.com from alli® has tons and tons of information, tips and advice to help you combat the holiday fat. It’s the perfect solution for anyone who’s trying to keep up healthy eating and exercise throughout the holidays.
LetsFightHolidayFat.com features reduced calorie, low-fat meal suggestions and recipes. There are also fitness videos that you can follow along with and food/activity tracking capabilities. On top of those excellent features you’ll find expert tips and tricks as well.
I’ve browsed around the site to try to strengthen myself for the holidays. My usual solution to avoid overeating while at family dinner’s is to bring my own food. I bake something healthy yet yummy and share it with family. Fantastic Tips to Fight Holiday Fat
Busy Mom and Let’s Fight Holiday Fat spokesperson, Samantha Harris, shares her tips for ‘Surviving the Season’:
- Make healthy low-fat food choices. Swap out the high fat ingredients in your favorite holiday recipe for healthier options.
- Snack Often. Have healthy snacks at hand to help keep you from reaching for holiday goodies. Apples, low-fat string cheese and baby carrots are low-fat and easy to pack! Have a sweet tooth? Try a small peppermint candy (fat-free!) to satisfy your temptation.
- Exercise. Exercise. Exercise. Finding small ways to fit in physical activity can help keep up your weight and energy throughout the season. Going holiday shopping? Park the car in the farthest spot from the store entrance. Cooking? Work your legs with squats while waiting for the water to boil.
- Plan Ahead. Going to a holiday party? Eat a low-fat snack at home to help you stay on track and avoid over-indulging in unhealthy choices.
- Keep Stress Levels Low. Eating healthy and being physically active can play a big part in keeping holiday stress at bay. Keeping stress levels low also may help prevent weight gain. Try to find a time in a busy day to take a few minutes for exercise, deep breathing, or eat a healthy, low-fat snack.
Let’s Fight Holiday Fat Together
For years and years I’ve battled with my weight. Gaining and losing is a dance I’m all too familiar with. This year I’m using the Lets Fight Fat website to get a head start on my New Year’s Resolution. If you’re looking for a weight management resource to help you through the holidays then definitely check out the Let’s Fight Holiday Fat website.
When you sign up you’ll be taken through a few steps to allow the site to work perfectly for you. You’ll choose your ideal workout routine (Cardio, strength training or yoga) and then *gasp* you’ll input your weight, height, age and goal weight. From there you’ll see a plan that’s designed just for you.
There are fantastic recipes too! I love this one for a Holiday Parfait. What a wonderful way to “indulge” and not feel guilty!
What is your number 1 tip to fight holiday fat?
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