Reality Bites: Holiday Cravings

Posted on 06 December 2012 by admin

A few tips from Victoria on how to fight off those holiday pounds while still enjoying the delicious meals.

By: Victoria Barmak
-Staff Writer-

With the long holiday season upon us and the inevitable pounds of holiday joy stuck to our back sides, the idea of wellness and fitness can take on a whole new meaning. Instead of skipping a cookie, we can now convince ourselves to stop at four. Lifting a fork loaded with yummies from the plate to the mouth will be considered weight training, and taking out the trash will temporarily count as cardio.

But it really does not have to be that bad. The zombie apocalypse is not here yet, so do not turn into one by mindlessly devouring everything in sight.

Here are a few tips that might just do the trick.

First, it is not necessary to eat the things you do not like simply to spare mom’s feelings. She has been through worse. Guaranteed.

Second, try to work out right before those holiday meals. This will increase metabolism, and the following meal will serve to replenish the diminished nutrients supply. This is probably as good a time as any to finally commit to that New Year’s resolution, before the year actually runs out.

Third, go for a walk after the meal. Breathe some fresh air, take in the scenery, and reassess your priorities; and by all means, use that as an excuse to get away from that uncle who has been retelling the same lame story for the last 10 years.

This is the perfect time to exercise that will power. Do it. Do it even if it is a difficult challenge. And do not forget to enjoy it.


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