So, you weren’t as on top of your game as you should have been this holiday season and now you’re paying the price and you are probably going to be stuck having to lose weight. Hey, it happens to the best of us. What we’re looking at now is a fight against that accumulated bulge, so we need to find a way to shed weight after the holidays are over.
If only weight were as easy to lose as it was to gain, none of us would have any qualms or hang-ups about going on a diet. But it’s not as easy. That’s just a fact of life. So be prepared to put a little work in when looking to lose that extra weight.
Hey, like your father probably told you, “If you don’t listen, you have to feel.” And since you went ahead and overindulged during the holiday season, now you have to pay the piper and make sacrifices to retrieve your pre-holiday waistline.
Simple How-To Tips to Shed Weight after the Holidays are Over
Purge Your Kitchen
First thing first here: you need to go through your kitchen—and probably your entire house—and get rid of all those sweets, all those remaining leftovers, and anything else that’s going to be a temptation for you.
Take this opportunity to get rid of all the junk food you have piled up in the cabinets too, this will help you to reach your weight-loss goals. We want to start from scratch after this holiday season, and getting rid of everything that’s bad for you is a great way to start.
You should have a weight-loss goal in mind and you should be willing to chase after it.
When you’re going to the store to restock your kitchen, make sure you avoid the types of foods you just threw out. Instead of buying processed foods with refined sugars, pick up some all-natural ingredients. Pick up a variety of fresh fruits and veggies. Look at the spice aisle so that you can dress food up with flavors instead of added oils. Be smart about what you’re putting into your kitchen so that you know what’s going into your body.
Turn up the Exercise
You should already be exercising at least three times a week, mixing in some weight training with any type of cardio you’re doing. Well, now that the holidays are over, we want to increase your exercise regimen. We’re looking to exercise every single day. Yeah, it might seem like a drag, but it’s important.
Now, you don’t have to run marathons, obviously, but make sure you’re at least walking 20 minutes every day, and make sure that you’re staying hydrated with plenty of water so that your body can become a fat-burning machine. This will make a huge difference in achieving your weight-loss goals.