With these tips that extra Christmas weight will be gone in no time!
Christmas is officially over and we've all gained some gifts and some weight. Because how can you not eat all that delicious food? It's only Christmas once a year! But how do you get rid of those extra pounds again?
Most of us will probably have indulged over the past couple of days. Christmas cookies, sweets, turkey, pudding... That's not a problem, of course, but it can be a bit of a pity if your indulging results in a little extra Christmas weight. Like us, you probably want to get rid of it as quickly as possible. If so, keep reading, because we've got a few good tips for you! Follow these tips and those Christmas pounds will be gone in no time.
- More water, fewer soft drinks: Those fizzy drinks you might still have left over contain tons of sugar. Want to get rid of your Christmas weight? The first thing to do is leave all the unnecessary calories (like those in soft drinks) out of your diet, and just drink water or tea.
- Sleep more: By sleeping more you'll lose more weight. People who don't sleep enough and aren't well-rested usually weigh more than those people who do sleep eight hours a night. So, try to go to bed a little earlier and keep doing this for a while. You'll notice it'll help with losing weight!
- Avoid bad carbohydrates: You've probably eaten a whole load of 'bad' carbohydrates during Christmas; time to change things up! Avoid bad carbohydrates by replacing refined foods like pasta, white bread, cookies and fizzy drinks with good carbohydrates. These give you energy for much longer. You can find them in leafy greens, fruits, legumes and whole grain products.
- Exercise! And then the inevitable: exercising. Maybe you don't see it happening and you're the last person to get a gym subscription, but you should definitely exercise or simply move if you want to lose weight. We've got good news, though: you don't have to do endless cardio or strength workouts. Just make sure you move intensively for 30 minutes each day and you're doing great. This can mean taking walks, going up and down the stairs, jogging or swimming: whatever you want!
One last tip: don't procrastinate! Start your healthy lifestyle today and you'll notice those Christmas kilos will be gone in no time at all.
Source: Tips and Tricks