HOW TO STAY ON TRACK THIS SEASON
Even if you have superhuman willpower, the upcoming Christmas season is challenging for everyone. Trying to stay on track can be overwhelming, but, as we all know, excess pounds don’t disappear along with the decorations! And anyway, who wants to start the new year seven pounds heavier than they want to be. There’s really no reason to, as you can have fun without throwing away your healthy habits.
Start your day with a bang – exercising in the morning can help ensure better behaviour all day long, according to a study. Using brain scans, researchers found that when women worked out in the morning, they not only moved more the rest of the day, but they also responded less to pictures of tempting food compared with the days they didn’t do a morning workout.
Weigh yourself twice a week – this is often enough to make sure you stay on track, but not so often that you take all the fun out of enjoying yourself, Step on the scale first thing in the morning when your stomach is empty.
Be choosy – check the buffet thoroughly before you load your plate to avoid foods you don’t really want. If, for example, if you can take or leave sausages but adore mini burgers, don’t start with the hotdogs hoping to be able to resist the two-bite burger. If you pick the stuff you really want and have it in moderation, you’ll stave off those cravings that can get you in trouble later on.