5 Ways to Rein in Holiday Weight Gain

5 Ways to Rein in Holiday Weight Gain

While the holidays aren’t the best time to kick off a weight loss program, you certainly can hold steady — and still enjoy the goodies the season has to offer. Don’t let the holiday weight gain blues get you! Just follow five simple “rein-it-in-dear rules” and you’ll be able to wear the same size pants from the beginning of December to the very end.

1. Keep eating.

Don’t starve yourself all day with the idea that you’re saving room for treats at tonight’s holiday party. Skipping meals usually leads to overindulging later because you’re so hungry. Instead, eat regular, high-protein, high-fiber meals to keep you feeling satisfied. Then when you’re unleashed at the buffet table, you can make careful, sane choices and slowly savor each bite.

2. Don’t say no.

Declaring any food off limits makes you want it more — it’s human nature. So cut yourself some slack. Eat small amounts of what you crave and really enjoy it. You’ll find you’re satisfied with less.

3. Be picky.

Just because Rudolph-nosed sugar cookies only make an appearance at Aunt Bessie’s once a year doesn’t mean you have to eat them. If the cookie only rates a 3 on your delicioso-meter, while that chocolate-peppermint cheesecake winking at you rates a mouth-watering 15, then by all means devour a small sliver of the cheesecake and skip the cookie. Choose foods that give you the most pleasure to get more bang for your calorie-buck.

4. Don’t drink your calories.

Eggnog, hot buttered rum, specialty coffees crowned with whipped cream and other drink heavyweights are laden with fat and calories. When tallying your daily calorie count, these are easy to overlook. And drinking calories is always less satisfying than eating them. Choose water, diet sodas or non-fat versions of drinks whenever possible.

5. Make excuses to exercise.

Getting at least 30 minutes of exercise a day — as simple as taking a walk — will help you stay focused on your health goals, will burn excess calories, and will relieve stress — so you’re likely to eat less.

Put Slimplicity and Cellebrate on Your Side

While it’s possible to lose weight during the holidays, maintaining weight is an admirable goal, too. Reliv’s Slimplicity® Meal Replacement and Cellebrate are the ideal partners to help you do that. Substituting one meal a day with a delicious, satisfying Slimplicity shake gives you the edge and real nutrition you need. You’ll know just how many calories you’re consuming to work it into your daily plan. For even more appetite control, take Cellebrate before a big party. The patented formula works synergistically to burn and block body fat, control hunger and increase energy levels as you breeze past the dessert table! Slimplicity and Cellebrate are powerful partners for the holidays — and all year round!

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