Sunday, June 10, 2007

How Not To Gain Holiday Weight So You Have No Need To Lose Weight

Holiday season is just round the corner. There will be parties,
celebrations, food and champagne. Ahhhh....that irresistible
succulent Christmas turkey and sumptious pudding. That mouth
watering new year buffet and the countdown champagne are so
tempting. Your spirit is willing but your flesh is week. You

So what is price you pay for your hoilday binge? Well, stepped
onto the bathroom scale and horror of horrors, you have gained
a few pounds!! Aaaaaaaaarrrrgghhh!! You pulled your hair and
gnash your teeth wondering how you can lose the holiday weight
you have gained. You even contemplate to engage a personal
trainer to put you on a weight loss program. Whoa, fret no
longer. With a little thought and planning, you can avoid
holiday weight gain.

Here are some tips on how not to put on holiday weight so that
you don't have to lose weight post holiday season.

1) Just Remember that the holiday season is just a few days.

So that the days you squeal , "I will gain weight around the
holidays," or "I know I will gain 5 pounds during holiday
season" or "I’ll start a weight loss program after holiday
season is over." are over. Why? Well, since you know that there
is only a couple of days you will eat more, then you just eat
more on those days and no more. Don't let it the binge into a
week or more by taking home all the leftovers or storing more
sweets snf pastries than you need for that particular holiday.
It is usually what people find in the fridge and on the kitchen
shelf after the holiday that they continue to binge. Empty
fridge and the shelves. This will help you not to put on too
much weight so you need not lose weight post holiday season.

2) Turn Off Your TV Set

Hey! Instead of watching all those holiday special programs on
your goggle box, get moving! Instead of watching a soccer game
on TV, get a ball and go to the nearest park for a kick around.
Instead of lying on your couch snacking to a packet of chips, go
lie by the poolside, then do a few laps. Better still, get your
family and friends to join you. Go for a jog instead. If it is
winter where you live, be innovative, think of some indoor
activities or exercises you can do.While others gain weight,
you may even lose weight. Afterall its a holiday. Have fun!

3) Avoid Acohol To Avoid Weight Gain

One gram of alcohol packs a whalloping 7 calories. In contrast,
carbs and protein have only 4 calories per gram. Calories from
alcohol are just, well, calories with zero nutritional value.
They will rapidly convert into fat fast when you do not burn
them off quickly. Avoid high-calorie mixed drinks like
cocktails that are full of sugar or beer which are high in
carbohydrates which translate into even more calories. You will
definitely need to be on a weight loss program if you indulge in
too much alcohol.

4) Drink Plenty Of Water

Juices, soft drinks and coffee don't count! Just good ole plain
water. Water flushes out toxins in the body, helps the body
recover from dehydration caused by alcohol consumption. You
will also feel full so that you will not over eat resulting in
gaining weight.

5) Skip Dessert To Lose Weight

Do you need those sweet and calorie laden thingies? If you must
have them, choose those that are not that sweet or even better,
just have some fibrous fruits and nuts. Do this to keep your
weight in check.

If you can keep to these tips this coming holiday season, then
you will not gain weigh and thus may not need to lose weight
post holiday or embark on a weight loss program. Simple and
cool isn't it?

About the Author: Chris Chew is a personal trainer for actors,
male pageant winners, fashion models and other celebs. More
free fitness tips on his websites at