This time of year it’s challenging to avoid holiday weight gain. Parties with carb laden nibbles, snacks, and treats.
Everywhere you turn there’s sugary sweets like candies, pies, cookies and cakes. Then Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year and Holiday Feasts.
What if it’s possible to enjoy holidays, eat fats and carbs without gaining weight?
Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain
Start Your Day with Protein & Veggies: When you consume adequate healthy protein, vegetable and fats you turn up your body’s fat burning metabolism. Within 30 minutes of rising break your overnight fast with a meal that contains all three. My favorite is a tablespoon of organic cold-pressed coconut oil, to which I add 2 eggs, a small handful of shredded chicken breast, spinach and mushrooms and scramble it all together. It takes about 10 minutes. The secret is prep-cooking once a week your chicken and shredding, steam some broccoli, saute mushrooms in coconut oil, and store it in airtight containers.
Short on time and don’t have 10 minutes? A protein, veggie, and fruit smoothie. I love my single-serving NutriBullet. Pop in a handful of spinach, 1-2 scoops It Works ProFIT Protein Powder, 2 scoops of It Works Berry Greens, and a handful of frozen organic mixed berries and either 1 tablespoon coconut oil, or 1/2 avocado. Blend for 15 seconds. A complete meal in 3-5 minutes!
Either of these meals will jump start your metabolism, and provide the healthy protein and fats you need to build lean muscle and burn body fat.
Get Moving: Getting some exercise early in the day will also help stimulate metabolism. It doesn’t need to be hours at the gym. Just a 10 minute walk can make all the difference in the world!
Drink Up: Did you know that the most common symptom of dehydration is hunger? As soon as you rise in the morning drink a 10-12 oz glass of water. Our bodies have been without water overnight, and the first thing we need to do is re-hydrate in the morning. Our muscles, and cells throughout our body need adequate water to function properly. So drink plenty of water throughout your day. It will help you avoid weight gain, aid in weight loss, and curb your appetite. Add some It Works Berry Greens to your water for flavor, superfoods, and energy!
Reduce Stress: The holidays can be super stressful with strains on our budget, and demands on our time. Some people may feel disconnected, isolated, and become depressed. Practice deep breathing, eat healthy proteins, drink water, get fresh air 10-15 minutes a day. Consider It Works Confianza anti-stress formula. Confianza helps fight stress and fatigue, while helping you stay focused, balanced and energized. Two a day keeps stress at bay!
Get Your Beauty Sleep: Not getting deep sleep deprives us of healing and cellular repair. It also effects our hormones, which translate into weight gain. The right balance of protein, healthy fats, water, and activity help us sleep deeper, and wake up refreshed. Need some help? Take 2 It Works New You an hour before bedtime, and 1 in the morning. You’ll notice a difference!
Block Fats & Carbs: My number one Holiday Secret Weapon that allows me to enjoy the feasts, cocktails, sweets, and carb laden meals is It Works Fat Fighter with Carb Inhibitor. This amazing fiber supplement is derived from the prickly pear cactus, and helps block and absorb dome of the carbohydrates and unhealthy fat sources from the foods you eat. It also helps support healthy blood glucose levels, and reduce cravings. Take 2 Fat Fighter tablets up to an hour after eating those holiday meals, treats, and drinks.
Boost Your Metabolism: My other secret weapon is a natural thermogenic weight loss formula that contains no caffeine or harmful stimulants. It has the metabolism boosting benefits of red Capsicum Chili Peppers, Green Tea Extract, Raspberry Keytones, and Acai Berry. It Works Ultimate Thermofit is rich in antioxidants, and helps increase calorie burning to aid in weight loss. I take 1 Thermofit mid-morning, and 1 mid-afternoon, every day.