10 Smart Ways to Lose Weight After the Holidays! (Part One)
We all know what Christmas is like – you put on a bit of weight because you massively over-indulged (as we all do) and now you’re struggling to zip your jeans up… It’s okay to admit that you have put on a few pounds over the festive period but thankfully, Herinterest are on hand to help you sort things out. Are you ready for some tough love?
The fact of the matter is that you will stay fatter, and possibly put on even more weight, if you don’t make the change. Only you can lose the weight that you have put on and sadly, there is no magic pill or potion that will help you lose the pounds that you have put on – only hard work and determination will work for that. Thankfully, there are things that you can do to make life easier. Let’s start with the top 10 smart ways to lose weight after the holidays.
10 – Are you really hungry?
Come on now – are you really hungry or are you just bored? If you thin you might be a bit peckish, don’t run for the chocolate biscuits; opt for a glass of ice cold water instead. Firstly, your body has to work hard (and burn calories) by warming the water up to the right temperature to absorb what it needs from it and secondly, you will be filling up your stomach. Water doesn’t contain any calories but that bag of potato chips does – you work it out.
9 – Don’t be unrealistic.
If you have put on ten pounds over the four weeks of December, what makes you think you can lose ten pounds in one week? You are going to need to set yourself a reasonable goal if you want to get this done. Aiming to lose all that weight by crash dieting in the first week of January isn’t going to make life any better for you… Ideally, you should be aiming for a weight loss of around one or two pounds per week. Anymore than this and you are going to be doing yourself some damage.
8 – It’s okay to splurge!
Every now and again, if you fancy that large chunk of chocolate cake, just that large piece of chocolate cake. Allow yourself to have the occasional splurge and you will be more likely to stick to your weight loss regime. How many of you have set yourself new year’s resolutions that you didn’t end up sticking to because you found it too hard?
7 – Cravings only last ten minutes…
If you are craving something sweet in the middle of the afternoon, give it ten minutes. If you still fancy it after ten minutes, let yourself have it. If you’re not, you have just successfully managed to cut down your calorie intake today. Studies have shown that your body only craves something for around ten minutes so if you allow that time to pass, there is a good chance that you won’t want it anymore.
6 – Make slow and steady changes.
Don’t rush to the supermarket and replace everything that you would normally buy with the sugar free, low calorie, zero fat varieties. Make the changes over a longer period of time and you will be less likely to notice them and more likely to stick to your weight loss regime. This week, change the butter or margarine that you would normally use. Next week, change the bread for the whole-wheat variety (or 50/50 if you can’t change altogether). The slower your changes, the more you will be likely to stick to them and just makes perfect sense, doesn’t it?
Don’t worry ladies; Herinterest won’t let you wear that extra weight for very long. With our smart tips, you could get back to your pre-holiday weight before you know it… The sooner you start, the sooner you will get there!
That’s us concluded with the first part… keep your eyes peeled for Part Two which we promise will be coming soon! For now, we wish you the very best of luck with your New Year weight loss.