Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Avoid Holiday Hangover

Holiday parties and family gatherings are usually food fests that tempt you to overindulge, gain weight, and wreak all your dedicated Crunchless Abs workouts. Here are 3 simple tips to help you avoid getting that “Holiday Hangover” muffin top bulge.

  1. Weight yourself once a week on Mondays at the same time, because Mondays come right after the weekend. If you gain more than 2-3 pounds in a week, increase your exercise, especially cardio-core, and decrease your food intake until you get back down to your regular, pre-holiday comfortable weight. Taking an extra long power walk on the weekend holding 2 pound dumb bells in your hand should help you peel the pounds off fast.
  2. Before going out to a party have a low Calorie, high protein, and high volume snack. This will fill you up so you won’t be as tempted to overeat and over drink. I recommend 2 ounces of lean roasted turkey with a cup of my master vegetable slimming soup or 6 ounces of one of my high protein, low Calorie smoothies from my SOUPer Slim Diet
  3. Use a salad plate instead of a regular plate at the buffet table, and limit yourself to having one serving plate only. Try to stick with veggies, lean meats, and fruits instead of high calorie, high fat cheeses, or sugary, high Calorie desserts. If you do decide to indulge in a dessert then, cut it in half (and only eat half)—don’t take it home for later—throw it away.

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