How to stick with you diet during the holiday season?

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  1. tabitha561

    tabitha561 Gary,CAYLEE,Zoey,Beetle

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    Like my title says I dont want to gain the weight I lost over the holiday.. What is the best way to not gain weight during the holiday season? i exercise everyday I power walk 4 miles :)
     
  2. aliss

    aliss Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately you can't out exercise a bad diet. Generally, I don't make meals any different. If you go out, try using portion control methods (ie. protein the size of your palm, grain the size of a tennis ball, 1-2 cups steamed veggies).

    Most people gain weight because they use holidays as a free for all or they feel like the science of calories in/out doesn't seem to apply then... :) And that's why gyms are always so packed on Jan 1. Treating the holiday like "a holiday" (and not 2 weeks before, 1 week after) usually nips it in the bud.

    "But it's the holidays" <--- not in my vocabulary.
     
  3. ILoveShoes

    ILoveShoes Well-Known Member

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    I agree with Aliss. I'm determined not to start 2012 by needing to lose loads and loads of weight!
    I will be keeping up my exercise regimen as normal. I'm planning on a takeaway on Christmas Eve, I'll eat whatever I want on Christmas Day, and then back to normal on Boxing Day (apart from a buffet tea at MIL's).
    I've got four different meals to go to on the run up to Christmas, but I won't be drinking at all of them and I'm planning on making healthy choices.
     
  4. hotdiana

    hotdiana Active Member

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    It's simple... eat just in certain days. You can afford to eat as much as you want one day per week. Don't worry, you won't gain any weight!
     
  5. Beccaboop

    Beccaboop Mummy to Jacob

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    I just try to only eat more than normal on christmas day and maybe boxing day but the rest of time still eat healthily cos it's kind of impossible to eat healthily on those 2 days but I don't think it will make much difference I might put on about 2 or 3 pounds but that won't be very hard to lose again! :D
     
  6. ILoveShoes

    ILoveShoes Well-Known Member

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    Is that a fact?! :dohh:
     
  7. aliss

    aliss Well-Known Member

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    Gee I wish :shrug: You can blow your weekly deficit in one day, hell, one hour - easy. If it was that damn simple, everyone would be a supermodel. LOL
     
  8. ILoveShoes

    ILoveShoes Well-Known Member

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    :haha:
     
  9. MummyToAmberx

    MummyToAmberx Mum to 3 Girls 1 Boy

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    dont see it as holiday.
     
  10. littleblonde

    littleblonde kacey and sophie

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    im gonna eat what i want christmas day and boxing day. Although im hoping what i want will be less by then. But i will work my but off till chrtistmas eve tea and start again december 27th. having 1 or 2 days off is gonna help start your weight loss agagin anyway.
     
  11. tabitha561

    tabitha561 Gary,CAYLEE,Zoey,Beetle

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