With the holidays just behind us, many of you are wondering how to get back in shape after inevitably over-eating during the holiday season. Now is the perfect time to reset and start the new year off right. Check out the tips below to help you stick to your 2015 New Year’s resolutions and jump start your post-holiday health plans.
Instead of committing yourself to a strict diet that is not realistic over the long term, take the simple step and eat smart. A good place to start would be resolving to eat less, or no, fast food. Limit the amount of soda you are drinking per day or cut soda out completely. Commit to substituting your unhealthy and sugary snacks with fruit and veggies. After successfully meeting your goals for the week, give yourself one cheat day where you can eat your favorite sweet treat or have a slice of pizza.
To supplement your healthy eating, you can try the HCG Triumph kits to help drop those 10 to 15 pounds you felt like you have gained over the holidays. We also recommend trying our Lemonade Diet which is a quick and healthy way to lose those stubborn 5 to 10 pounds that you can’t quite shake with healthy eating alone.
Tip 2: Get Some Proper Work-Out Clothes
Let’s be honest, when you look good, you feel good. Invest in some comfortable and functional workout gear that you feel good in. This will give you the motivation you need to get out the door and moving. Sometimes all it takes is a good workout outfit and comfortable training shoes to keep you committed to your 2015 workout routine.
Tip 3: Incorporate Exercise Into Your Work Day
Need a way to work exercise into your schedule? Want to save money while doing it? Most of all, do you live in an area with mild winters? Biking to work could be for you. Biking is becoming a popular alternative for commuters. It is a great way to burn extra calories, get in shape, and beat rush hour traffic.
If biking is not for you, then try simply parking in a farther stall when going to work or to the grocery store. Don’t take the elevator, take the stairs. Walking just 30 minutes per day makes a huge difference when it comes to your overall heart health and maintaining a healthy weight.
Tip 4: Go On a Fruit Fast
Feeling heavy and bogged down by all the unhealthy foods you ate during the holidays? A popular way to quickly lose extra weight and boost your health is to do a fruit fast. A fruit fast will drastically increase the amount of fiber in your diet cleansing your body of those heavy fats and simple carbohydrates. You will break your fast feeling lighter and healthier as a whole.
A fruit fast consists of eating only fruits and natural foods for a period of one to two weeks. You’ll be surprised at how quickly you fill up and how few calories you need during the day to feel great. To start your fast, simply choose a few fruits per meal you can blend into a smoothie or eat whole. There’s not much more to it than that! If you’re looking for a quick and healthy way to rid your body of that heavy holiday sludge, then simply start your fruit fast today.
Tip 5: Take Your Time
Remember, when it comes to health, you’re running a marathon, not a sprint. Be good to yourself and do not get discouraged if it takes a few weeks to return to your normal weight. If you’ve gained holiday weight, you didn’t do it overnight (although it can sometimes feel that way after a big family dinner). Fitness takes time. Keep a positive attitude, eat healthy, and, most of all, enjoy the new year!