A straightforward, effective diet plan to help you fit into your festive outfit
The holiday season is rapidly approaching, and with it comes the selection of work parties, family gatherings, and parties. The time to start working on your weight loss plan is now, while there is still enough time for steady, safe weight loss.
Not only is it wiser to begin losing those excess pounds now to avoid dangerous, ineffective crash diets close to the holidays, but reaching the ideal weight before the festive party season really kicks off will allow you to indulge in seasonal meals like sweets and chocolates, Christmas puddings, and turkey.
The diet plan requires you to monitor your calorie intake, and consume a lot of protein as well as healthy carbohydrates. It includes vegetables and fruits high in useful minerals and vitamins, and it isn’t restrictive: there are no “forbidden” food groups.
Follow the rules and steadily lose weight
Firstly, carbohydrates shouldn’t be cut out: but you shouldn’t consume any after 6 PM to have fewer calories to burn during the evening when people tend to be less active.
Secondly, increase your protein consumption: chicken, nuts, eggs, and fish are all key items to help you feel full and avoid food cravings!
Thirdly, don’t indulge in restaurants: try to have low-fat, healthy meals and avoid desserts and starters. On the same note, don’t overdo it with alcohol: try to keep to a single glass of alcohol on alternating nights.
The diet isn’t about restriction: enjoy your favorite treats, but try to reduce your consumption. For example, if you have an average of 6 biscuits a day, try to cut it down to 3.
Lastly, make sure you get your beauty rest: if you’re tired and stressed out, you may increase your cortisol levels, a stress hormone which can hinder weight loss. Get your 7-9 hours a night!