I don’t know about you, but I tend to put down some serious meals over the holidays, and if I’m not careful I can undo a lot of hard work and healthy eating from the previous 11 months.
I don’t feel bad about indulging over the holidays and you shouldn’t either. But I also like to find easy ways to minimize the negative effects of my biggest meals.
There are a lot of proven strategies to do so and today I’m gonna share 3 very doable tactics with you.
I’m not gonna get into the science behind these strategies here … trust me, these things have been tested and they work.
1) Skip breakfast – not only will this reduce your total calories for the day, but if your body can get into a “fasted state” as you perform #2, it’ll have an even bigger fat-fighting effect.
2) Get in at least a little workout or heart-rate-increasing movement session before the big meal.
It can literally be just some air-squats and pushups in your room before you join family in the kitchen. And it doesn’t have to be right before the meal… nobody wants you sweating on the mashed potatoes.
3) Take a short walk relatively soon after your’e finished eating.
That’s it! Incorporating even one of the above will likely make a positive difference in your health and waistline, and none of them are all that difficult or time-consuming even during the busy holidays.