Sunday, 4 November 2012

10 Tips to Avoid Weight Gain This Festive Season

We Have officially entered the weight gain season. As we get into the festive mode with the Ramadan which we just celebrated, Weddings, parties and Christmas and New year Celebration still ahead, i'm pretty sure our Calenders are Marked. Many people end up gaining so much weight aroind this time of year. And studies show that theese extra weights tend to stay put.

To Stay Fit and Healthy We Need These 10 Tips to Avoid the Holiday Weight Gain.

1. Pay Attention To Hunger Cues:- One of the biggest sources of extra calories during this time of year comes from mindless munching and overeating. You can solve both issues with one simple Technique: Eat when you are pleasantly hungryand stop when u are comfortably full.

2. Be a Food Snob:- We're presented with so many food and beverage options, but not all of them are worth splurging on.

3. Create "food-free" zones:- Take stock of some of the hot spots in your life for mindless eating—maybe it's in your car, in front of the TV, or from the candy dish in your work conference room. Try to clean up that habit by declaring it a "food-free" zone.

4.  Keep it out of sight:- Studies suggest that people tend to eat more when treats are placed in plain view. Putting that Chocolate cake or cookies away, rather than leaving it out on the countertop, can make a big difference in how much you actually eat.

5. Build non-food-related traditions. The holiday season is really about getting together with family and friends, but most of these get-togethers involve food. Crafts, family games, and  other Fun Activities can all take the place of making cookies or cakes.

6. Make Time For Activities:- Exercise gets pushed off many people's schedules during this time of year for one reason: It isn't scheduled! adding physical activity into your calendar can make a world of difference when it comes to actually getting some exercise.

7. Start with soup:- One surprising technique that researchers found helped curb overeating: starting meals with soup like (pepper Soup or Broths). The soup helped participants feel full faster at meals, and they stayed full for longer. Try to have a bowl of broth-based soup or Pepper soup before you head out to that buffet party, or serve soup before meals at home.

8. Shave off some liquid calories:- Without a doubt, the liquid calories really start flowing this time of year. Alcohol contains 7 calories per gram, which is almost double the number of calories we get with a gram of carbohydrate or protein—yet it does nothing to fill us up. Mind your alcohol intake by choosing lower-calorie cocktails and alternating with a glass of water.

9.  Write it down:- Keeping a food journal is an effective tool—it'll help control overeating and keep calories in check.

10. . Don't skip meals. It's not uncommon to skip meals in anticipation of a big one coming up. The problem with this is that once we get ravenously hungry, our willpower goes out the window. Eating regular meals allows us to stay in control of the volume of food eaten, and ultimately helps us eat less calories.

Lets Stay Healthy This Festive Season....

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