Enjoy Your Favourite Christmas Foods Without Putting On Weight!

For anyone looking to lose weight, or maintain all your previous hard work, the holiday season can be a frightening and difficult time. Christmas cookies, cakes and cocktails can spell disaster for even the most disciplined among us. But, it doesn't have to be this way. Jane Michell, of dieting website Jane Plan, has a list of expertly devised tips to help you enjoy the holidays without wiping out all the good you've done. Her first tip? Drink plenty of water! "For every one sip of wine have three sips of water.  If there's someone constantly topping up your wine glass, don't worry," she says. "Keep a water glass on hand and sip regularly through the evening. You'll automatically drink less wine if you're hydrated." Michell also suggests standing as far away from the food as you can. "Stand as far away from the buffet as you can and, if a waiter does tempt you with canapes, avoid anything deep-fried or pastry based and limit yourself to three a night," she advises. Another, slightly unconventional tip, involves your wardrobe. Wear something tight. Wearing something that is tight around your belly will help prevent you from overindulging. "So a tailored suit and slim-cut shirt for the gentlemen and a clingy Christmas dress for the ladies, will not only show off your figures but help you eat less," Michell explains. When you are sitting down to eat, keep plates moving down the table so you are not tempted to overload your plate with less than healthy choices like potatoes and dinner rolls. KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA But if you're still nervous about the holidays and want to drop a little extra weight before hand, you know, give yourself a little room, Michell has come up with these 5 easy tricks: Get out that dress: Whether it is new or old, get it out, put it on and look closely. Imagine how it will look and feel when you are a few pounds lighter. Picture yourself wearing it and walking into your holiday event. Every time you are tempted to overeat something, think about that moment. Write it down: Recording everything you put into your body is a great way to not only keep track of how much you are consuming but it can also help you spot areas where you can tighten up a little. [bctt tweet="Enjoy Your Favourite Christmas Foods Without Putting On Weight!"] Avoid portion distortion: Reducing your portion size is a major part of losing weight. Even 'healthy' foods should be limited. Try eating 1/3 less of everything. You'll see results quickly. No more wine o'clock: As December wears on, your alcohol consumption is likely to increase. So, try your best to cut back wherever you can. Even if it is only a few days a week, you will see the difference in your waistline and your skin! Say no to food porn: Food advertisements and Christmas cooking shows are abundant this time of year. Do yourself a favour and limit your intake of these visual masterpieces. Looking at, and becoming excited by these images, can make it much more difficult limit your intake when the food actually appears before you. Are you nervous about the holiday season and your diet? Do you have a solid survival plan? Share with us! Source: Daily Mail [caption id="attachment_122574" align="alignleft" width="100"]snapchat logo @BodyRockTV[/caption] [caption id="attachment_122573" align="alignleft" width="100"]Instagram logo @BodyRockOfficial[/caption]

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