We are one month away from the most caloric holiday of the year, Christmas, and we do not want Sant Claus to bring us a few extra kilos.
As we all know it is super easy to gain weight during the Christmas holidays because there are no schedules, meals are copious and lengthen, typical alcoholic beverages, nougat and polvorones several ... So we have to avoid the thought of throwing it all away the previous months because in January we will get back to the diet and exercise. The excess of a few days does not influence so much if the rest of the time we continue to have a balance. So follow these 5 tips that will help you from today to reduce the impact of Christmas on your body.
1. Don't forget your goal of following a balanced diet 6 days a week.
If you continue to eat healthy meals every day and only indulge in a cheat meal one day a week, you will be able to maintain the pace you have been on up until now. Don't give up in November thinking that in January you will recover everything you have gained, because it may cost you twice as much effort if you throw it all away now. Think that Christmas is only 4 or 5 days of excess, versus two months of effort. It is easier than you think to recover after the binge eating if you follow these steps and do not start skipping the diet now.
2. Fill your plate with vegetables and protein
Try to fill half of the plate with vegetables, a quarter for proteins and leave the carbohydrates for the remaining quarter. This way you will be increasing the amount of vegetables and protein, which will keep you satiated for hours and prevent you from snacking between meals.
3. You do not skip meals under the pretext of not ingesting so many calories.
In addition to slowing metabolism, stopping eating in order to "make room" for future large meals is not a good plan, as we run the risk of overeating in is not a good plan, as we run the risk of overeating at the next meal, with worse consequences. next meal and that brings worse consequences. Try to fill half your plate with half of the plate with vegetables, a quarter for proteins and leave the carbohydrates for the remaining quarter. remaining quarter.
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5. Don't give up exercising
It is very important that from today and throughout the holidays you do not leave aside your daily exercise. Keep doing the exercise you did until now and try to find time among so many excuses not to do it. A tip is to do it in the morning, first thing in the morning and fill yourself with morning endorphins to start the day with energy. Move even when you are not playing sports. Stop using the elevator and take the stairs. Strive to do extra cardio to keep burning calories throughout the day.
And remember, you have to maintain a balance between: food, physical exercise and enjoyment, in order to keep the metabolic the accelerated metabolic rate and not to fall into bad habits. To maintain a healthy and healthy and balanced lifestyle we would have to have as a base a 70% good nutrition and 30% physical exercise.