Did you know that roughly 75 percent of annual weight gain takes place during the holiday season?
Don’t wait for New Year’s Resolutions to commit to ridding yourself of the extra poundage – battle the bulge before it starts! Enjoy feasts and festivities without sacrificing your waistline or your weight-loss goals with these healthy tips from celebrity trainer Mario Godiva Green:
Here are the tips from Green, a fitness expert, celebrity trainer, and master trainer/international presenter for Kangoo Jumps:
1. Eat half of your meal
“One of the big things with holidays is lots of big, big meals. What a lot of people do is they sit down and eat this huge big meal and it sits. One tip I would say is eat the meal, but eat half the meal and save a little bit for later,” Mario said. “You really want to have six to eight meals a day. The more frequent you eat, the more you are revving your metabolism and burning calories. Break up that big meal into two or maybe even three meals.”
2. Stay Away From Sodium…
“Sodium is in everything, especially anything processed and prepared,” Mario said. He advises to stay away from processed meats and cheeses and opt instead for salad and fruit.
3. …And Sugar
“Moderate the sweets,” Mario said. “It’s all about moderation so you can have some sweets but save some for later.”
4. Water, Water, Water.
Water is probably the last thing on your mind when thinking about losing weight but it turns out that staying hydrated is imperative to avoiding weight gain. “A lot of people don’t realize — they think they are hungry but they are really thirsty. You should be drinking at least half your weight in ounces of water a day,” Mario told genConnect.
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