Yesterday morning, I was in the downtown area of the City where I live. I ran into an old friend I hadn’t seen for years. We said our hello’s, and then started talking about old times. The first thing he said to me was, “Man, I’m so glad this Holiday Season is over. I’m scared to death to find out how high my cholesterol went up.”
Holiday Season is beautiful, but it’s time to get healthy again
We’ve been through Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. These are three holidays associated with good food. The holidays are very delicious, but not very conducive to losing weight.
I know, without a doubt, that many are now focusing on losing the weight they most likely gained during this past Holiday Season. Although this may seem like a monumental task, it’s quite simple if you follow these two guidelines.
Plan your meals and diet
With careful planning, you will be successful in any campaign you take on. Isn’t weight loss one of many campaigns? Sure it is.
Plan all of your meals, snacks and drinks. This will better enable you to focus on what you eat, and how you eat. This way, you are less likely to eat or drink anything that will increase your weight, or, not decrease your weight. Also, there are plenty of supplements on the market. If this is an area you might want to explore, plan this as well. By all means, before you even think about looking at this area, you need to plan.
Plan your day to day activities
Planning not only applies to your meals. Structure your days. Know what you are going to be doing during certain times of the day. If you do these two things, it will be much easier to plan activities that will keep you occupied during the times when you have the urge to go for snacks or treats like the ones you may have had during the holidays.
If you go out shopping, like to a department store, park your car farther away. This way, you’ll train yourself to do a little more walking to get to the store, and back to your car. You’ll be amazed if you knew the fat that will burn, just from this simple activity.
I hope this is helpful to you. As always, I wish you continued success in your weight loss journey. And you’ll be happy to know that you are not alone in this venture. I’m human. I have to admit, I too did a little over indulging during the holidays. So when you begin planning your meals and activities, remember, I’ll be doing the same thing along with you.