Now that the holidays are over and you are just realising how consequential all those extra slices of cake and spoonfuls of rice are to your weight loss goals. If you’re guilty of overindulging during the past Yuletide Season, don’t let it show on your body. As published in Club New You website, here are a few tips and tricks to get back on your fitness track and pick up on the workout routine:

Drink lots of water
Most people often confuse thirst for hunger. So before you gobble up everything you like in your fridge, make sure to drink water first. Drinking water also helps you feel full. Aside from that, staying hydrated also helps maintain your energy levels.

Eat more often

The concept of “portion control” is probably not new to you anymore but that’s only because it’s one of the most effective techniques when it comes to dieting. Clarifying this fact, those who have kept their weight off for more than a few years actually eat at least five times a day. When you consume light and frequent meals your appetite is curbed, your energy is boosted and even your mood is improved.
Put it on the record
Make sure to keep track of everything you eat and update your food journal as frequently as you can. Use a notebook, a journal, or your smartphone to jot down all of your food intake as well as your caloric intake so you know how well you’re doing. Staying aware of what you’re eating and how much you’re eating can help you improve your diet and lose those holiday pounds.

Forget all about soda

One of the worst beverages you can drink that will sabotage your holiday weight loss goals is soft drinks. Soft drinks or sodas are a major source of empty calories. It won’t only make you gain weight fast, but it will also cause numerous health problems in the long run.

Exercise more

As you go along your holiday weight loss journey, always remember to challenge yourself by upping your daily exercise. Once you go back to the gym after all the holiday hubbub, add an extra 20 minutes and go the extra mile. This will help you build up your endurance and burn more calories.

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