5 Ways To Lose Your Holiday Pounds

The holidays are over but you still have those extra pounds you gained last Christmas. This is normal, especially since you ate and drank a lot during that time. But now you’re worried about how to get back into shape. Be glad for the answer to your problem is in this short article. Here are five easy ways to lose your holiday pounds:

Walk – Walking is the simplest way to lose weight and keep it off. It doesn’t require any special equipment or outfit, it costs nothing and almost everybody can do it. This easy exercise, however, has numerous health benefits. It lowers the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke, reduces hypertension, lowers the risk of certain cancers, and promotes better sleep. To top it off, you don’t have to tire yourself to benefit from walking. A 30-minute walk everyday can greatly help your body.

Modify Your Eating Habits – Simple changes in your diet can burn fat in your body. Instead of starving yourself, try to substitute foods. For instance, use light or fat free mayonnaise rather than the full fat version. Check the labels on the foods you eat and search for lighter versions to cut calories. Add more fiber to your diet to feel full and eat less.

Stay Active – If you spend the entire day in front of the TV, now is the time to exercise and get back in shape. Try gardening. Clean the house or the attic. Meet friends outside. Look for the stairs instead of the elevator. Park far from the door so you can walk. Get your radio and tune in to your favorite station so you can dance.

Use Weights – Try lifting weights to get rid of calories and lose that extra weight faster. If you’re already into weights and have reached a plateau, modify your exercise routine every six weeks to increase your weight loss and maximize endurance. For instance, switch from a barbell bicep curl to dumbbells or try the cable machines.

Last but not the least, drink a lot of water. This clear fluid will help you burn calories in a flash so make it a point to consume at least eight glasses each day. Drink water throughout the day unless your doctor says you shouldn’t. A good rule to follow is to take an ounce of water for every two pounds of body weight. In short, if you weigh 200 pounds, you must drink 12.5 cups of water daily.

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