Tips To Avoid Weight Gain When You Win a Holiday

Posted on: 19th March 2013

Avoid Weight GainIt’s easy to gain weight on holiday. Vacations are a time of relaxation, and spending time with family and friends: this usually involves large quantities of food and drink. When it’s over your bathroom scale will reveal all.


So how do you avoid weight gain if you win a holiday? Here are several tips to help keep off the pounds while still enjoying your relaxing vacation.

Get moving


One of the most effective ways to lose and maintain your body weight is to take part in aerobic activities, as it burns up all the extra calories that you’re indulging in. If you usually spend 30 minutes a day exercising, turn it up a notch to 45 minutes. Do this at least five times a week. It doesn’t have to be boring, either: try swimming in the sea, or hiking up a hill for gorgeous views.


Resist temptation


Avoid coming into contact with tempting foods. Reduce your intake of fats, sugars and salts. You may not be in a position to control every situation but focus on the situations that you can control. Tempting snacks should be placed in hard to reach places, like on top of the fridge. If all else fails, get your partner to hide them from you.


Limit the amount of food that you eat


You won’t be able to control every meal, but you can control the amount of food that goes into your stomach. Vacations are a time to relax and party, so it’s likely that there will be large amounts of candy, desserts and food. Limit yourself to one treat a day to avoid empty calories and keep the pounds off.


Do not go to a party when you’re hungry


This is one of the worst things that you can do! If you go to a party while you’re hungry, the chances are you will eat a lot more than you intended. Before you go out, fill up on healthy snacks such as a fruit, whole grain granola bar, and low fat yogurt.



Some useful tips to avoid weight gain


  • Always eat from a small plate when attending a party


  • Take  care when you choose your appetizer: a small portion of salad will stop you from overeating during the main course


  • Avoid sauces made from creams and meat drippings. If you order a salad it’s best to choose salads that use vinaigrette

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