Alright, I’m back! I hope you enjoyed part one of How NOT to Gain 10 Pounds by 2015. If you missed it, go here.
Let’s get into part two…
- Increase Your Fiber Intake – Much like water, getting enough fiber is a year round effort. Now that you’re in a season where food consumption is at it’s highest it is even more important to help keep your calories a little lower and help your digestive system so that you don’t get “backed up.” Yuck! Just be very mindful to opt for more fibrous vegetables like broccoli, spinach, carrots, etc. You can even supplement with a tasteless, no clump fiber powder in your protein shakes or water.
- Eat More Protein – I find that a lot of people don’t eat enough protein anyways and it gets even worse when there is more carbohydrate type foods within arms reach over the next month or so. You should be eating a lean protein every time you eat a meal or have a snack so that you stay fuller and power up your metabolism to help burn more calories all day long. A good rule when going to a holiday party is to eat a good portion of protein before you head out so that you won’t over do it.
- Better Sleep – Again, this one is a tough one for many people no matter what time of year. Sleep has so much to do with balancing of hormones and burning fat. Yes, burning fat. Just in the last month I’ve seen and felt a tremendous difference in going to bed 30 minutes earlier than usual. I challenge you to put the electronic devices away and let your mind relax more in the evenings. Just that change alone will probably allow you to fall asleep earlier and faster for a great night of rest.
So that does it for part two of my weight loss tips for the holidays. These are only good if you put them into practice and make them a habit for life.
The only perfect time to begin and develop a new habit is the present time.