The holidays pose a challenge to even the most dedicated fitness nuts. All that family together time, the celebrations at the office, the long-awaited trips to the ski lodge – events like these tend to lead to the “what-the-hell effect,” an actual scientific phenomenon in which we throw caution to the winds once we’ve blown our perceived dietary limits. That’s no good.
Instead, this holiday season, commit to staying on track through a three-pronged approach: Make an eating plan, maintain your fitness regimen no matter how you eat, and consider a more lasting approach to stubborn fat.
Exercise Resistant Fat? Make Some Dietary Changes
Sometimes, no matter how hard you work out and how much sweat you produce, you just can’t seem to lose that exercise-resistant fat. That’s because the main culprit of stored fat is your diet. While a dedicated fitness regime is crucial to health and toning, if you eat too many calories, your body will still store them as fat. This holiday season, try to cut down on:
- Empty calories such as sweets and white bread
- Unnecessary fat (maybe just one serving of gravy?)
- Drinks – limit alcoholic beverages or sodas to one per day, even during long holiday feasts or parties
Also, consider a pre-party eating plan. Before you head out for the evening to a work function or family event, eat a small bowl of something filling: for instance, lentil soup or oatmeal. Then, commit to following certain rules, such as the suggestions above. Other ideas might include:
- I will not have any appetizers
- I will only fill my plate once
- I will fill half my plate with vegetables
And of course, don’t let any slip-ups derail you from your overall goals or from your fitness regimen.
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Sometimes even the most dedicated fitness regimens and diet plans fail to work, especially if you’re hanging on to stubborn body fat. If you’ve had little luck dropping those pounds, it could be that your fat cells are doing you a disservice – and it’s time to get rid of them.
Enter CoolSculpting, the easy, noninvasive technique that gently freezes fat cells, causing your body to slough them off without harming overlying skin or surrounding tissues. Once the cells are gone, they can no longer store fat in your trouble areas, making your fitness efforts far more effective during the holidays and all year round.