How to Keep the Weight Off During the Holidays

How to Keep the Weight Off During the Holidays

As the weather gets colder and the days get shorter, you know one thing for sure: The holidays are upon us. Holidays are an exciting time for everybody. For some of us, it means seeing family and friends we haven’t seen in a while. For others, this time of year signifies excellent home cooking. During this time of year, people have the tendency to become stagnant. Using exercise equipment and watching what you eat can help keep the weight off during the holidays. Here are some great tips:

Watch Portions

When it comes to your mom’s home cooking, it can be hard not to go back for seconds and thirds. Holiday dishes like turkey and pumpkin pie and mashed potatoes have a lot of calories. Nothing can ever stop you from devouring all your favorite foods, but you can control how much you eat of each.

Limit Your Liquid Calories

When families and friends get together after a long time apart, they usually reminisce and catch up over a drink. Alcoholic beverages, especially fruitier mixed drinks, contain a lot of calories. No matter how on top of portions you are, tossing back a few drinks with friends can ruin all that effort.

Stay Active

For those of us who have no self-control when it comes to eating around the holiday, exercise is the best combatant. Using exercise equipment such as ellipticals and treadmills increases your cardio and helps burn fat. By keeping a balance between what you and eat and how you exercise, fat won’t have a chance to build up.

Unlike bears, humans don’t hibernate. We have no need for all that extra fat on our bodies. With big eating holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up, be prepared. Watch your calorie intake and stay active to stay in shape this winter. For the best exercise equipment around, contact Fitness Equipment Maine at 207-536-1160 or visit us online!