The Holiday Season is here, and for many, that sometimes means, overeating, food guilt and eventually… weight gain. And the worst part is, this unwanted weight gain can be easily prevented by avoiding some common weight loss mistakes!
The Holidays are meant to be enjoyed and cherished, so we don’t want you to stress out about your diet or feel guilty for having a bit more dessert than usual.
However, if you are trying to stay in shape during the Holidays, there are a few weight loss mistakes that you should avoid to stay on track:
Not Eating All Day Before A Party
On the surface, eating lightly all day when you know you’re going to overindulge later, can seem like you’re doing something good…
But it actually can backfire, leaving you to eat and drink even MORE than you expected because you are so hungry.
A better bet: Eat healthy, slightly smaller meals before you head out … and then enjoy your favorites in moderation!
Overdoing Fancy Seasonal Coffeehouse Drinks
Even if you’ve seen these numbers before, they bear another look. Talk about empty calories and a roller-coaster ride for your blood sugar levels.
- Peppermint Hot Chocolate: 12 oz (350 ml) has 330 calories & 41 grams of sugar
- Caramel Brulee Latte – 12 oz (350 ml) has 310 calories & 36 grams of sugar
- Eggnog Frappuccino – 16 oz (475 ml) has 410 calories & 60 grams of sugar
Eating It Just “Because It’s There.”
Your once-a-year indulgence in your Nonna’s famous gingerbread – so worth it!
The store-bought cookies someone bought at the last minute to bring to the holiday party? Not so much. They’ll just leave you feeling tired and sorry you ate them.
Drinking Too Much.
There are a lot of reasons to be intentional about your alcohol intake. It can interfere with your sleep and make you dehydrated … plus it also contains a lot of empty calories.
But here’s something you might not realize: It can lower your inhibitions, which means you might be more likely to snack on foods you’d normally avoid!
Letting Your Exercise Routine Slide
One of the things we’ve learned over the past 2 years is that being fit is a huge part of being healthy – it can keep your immune system strong and in shape.
Yes, this season can be hectic … but a big holiday weight loss mistake to avoid is letting your exercise routine slide! Do your best to squeeze in at least a quick workout most days of the week. Not just for your results, but for your mind and overall health.
Not Getting Enough Sleep
Making time for sleep is SO WORTH IT. You’ll have more energy to tackle the holidays … plus it will even help keep your metabolism revved and appetite in check.
Not getting enough sleep during the holidays is a frequently overlooked weight loss mistake. It can impact your hormone level and even increase your appetite!
Remember, it’s all about MODERATION.
Having a plan in place is SO IMPORTANT not only during the holidays … but all year long.
It gets rid of the guesswork while keeping you moving forward.
That’s just one benefit our clients love about our 28 Day Total-Body Transformation – Zero Pound Challenge Edition.
They know what to do and when to do it – and we’re here to support them with accountability, motivation, and plenty of options.
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