The holidays come and the holidays go. But all those extra sweets and yummy treats definitely stay. Particularly around the tummy and butt area. After indulging for nearly 2 full months it is common to feel like your pants are fitting just a little bit tighter.
Whether you were binging on sweets, you’re more of a fan of savory indulgences, or maybe you just love it all. The result is the same.
Feeling a little out of sorts with your body and like you may not be bikini ready just yet.
Here are some of the best tips for managing your life after indulging on food during the holidays.
Wear Loose Clothing
First and foremost the plan of action is to hide any undesirable chub or flub. The best way to do this is to wear loose clothing. For women, it may be maxi dresses or wearing loose hooded sweatshirts with leggings.
For men, a sensible and flattering choice would be loose jeans and baggy t-shirts. Preferably without tucking in your shirt as this can draw attention to the belly!
Whatever you do, don’t despair if you look like a tent! This is only a temporary fix.
Join a Gym
The only way that you are going to get rid of all that food you put into your body is to start burning it off. This means hitting the gym and doing some good old-fashioned strength training and cardio.
By signing up for a gym membership you are making a financial commitment to pay monthly to go to the facility. Therefore it is a little extra added bonus pressure which should give you some inspiration not to put off going.
The nice thing about gyms is that you can either work out on your own or take part in one of their group classes. Most gyms usually offer everything from dance cardio, to yoga, to spinning. Try a variety of classes and see which one works the best for you!
Start a Diet
Studies show that weight loss is 80% diet. Therefore if you’re going to do anything for yourself, consider making it minimally diet.
There are lots of diets out there. Consider trying one that comes to you highly recommended by a friend or family member.
Instead of doing something that appears to be a “crash diet” and promises quick results, opt for something that is healthful and promises slow and consistent results in a reasonable amount of time. Usually, the longer it takes to burn something off, the longer it will take to bring it back on.
Get a Weight Loss App
One of the best things about this modern era is that technology now makes it easier than ever to do things that were once complicated and time-consuming.
Weight loss is no exception. There are now apps which monitor our exercise and daily calorie burn without us having to do anything.
Calorie counting sites have become increasingly popular with a database of nearly every food that you can think of. Rather than having to add up the calories written in nutritional facts portion, you can simply type in the food you consumed and add it to your daily journal. This is an extremely useful way to stay within your daily limit and make sure that you aren’t overdoing it.