Last Update on November 30, 2014 // Written by Hank No Comments

As the festive season draws in we will all be enjoying lots of food and drink. As a result, our waistlines tend to expand a little more during the Winter months. When Spring rolls around, we feel like we are out of shape and that we need to lose some weight. Because of this worry many of us forgo enjoyment over the Christmas and New Year celebrations for fear of piling on the pounds. You needn’t worry as there are several ways you can keep trim during the holidays and still enjoy the excesses on offer. If you are body conscious or health conscious then here are three tips to help you lose that holiday weight:

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Work out

Working out will no doubt be the least fun option on offer here, but it might be the most effective. If you are a regular gym goer, this shouldn’t bother you too much. But, if you don’t visit the gym too often (ever) then working up the motivation to go can be tough. Gyms can be expensive and time-consuming. Not to mention the fact that intense physical exertion after weeks of rest can prove painful. But it pays to remember that working out does yield results and after a few days your body will get used to it again. Also, there are other ways of working out that don’t have to involve a gym. Running and swimming are both good for cardio and will help you to lose weight in a more comfortable way.

Fat burners

Supplements are a great way to lose weight. They tend to work best when combined with regular exercise. Most supplements are protein compounds and are available at most gyms and health food stores. There are alternatives to supplements, such as stimulants that raise metabolism and reduce appetite. However, some stimulants can have side effects, so non stimulant fat burners are more advisable. Fat burners should help ease the effort of going to the gym as many can speed up the weight loss process. But remember they are not guaranteed to help you lose weight on their own. You will still need to put time and effort into the process.

Healthy eating

Healthy eating may seem like a contradictory term over the festive period. But it is still possible to maintain a balanced diet and enjoy yourself at the same time. Remember that most of the less healthy eating will only take place on selected days. The rest of the time you should proceed as normal. Limiting excesses to just a handful of days will help with this. The rest of the time you should try to maintain a healthy balanced diet. Make sure you eat lots of vegetables and fruit. Cut down on snacking and try not to eat anything after dinner time. Try to limit your alcohol intake as well. Alcohol contains a lot of calories and during the holiday season it is easy to drink in excess. Try to only drink water through the day and save the alcohol for evenings or weekends.

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