Just as you manage to sift through the sweets of Halloween and swear to fewer fun-size candy bars, the Christmas season begins. From chocolate to chestnuts and cider to cinnamon, the seasons have shifted from treats to sweets. Amid neighborhood get-togethers and office parties, the classics like gingerbread cookies and peppermint bark are making their rounds, making waists just a tad more round also. We know Santa isn’t the only one who deserves cookies, but you’ve got a busy life that is expected to work optimally the next 364 days. That said, we’ve created a list of the top 6 ways to lose weight fast after the holidays.
It is without a doubt that you’ll be invited to some events where a dish is requested. That said, opt for a healthier version of a dessert you love by substituting ingredients with better-for-you alternatives.
Take Santa’s cookies, for example. Add ground oats to whole-wheat pastry flour and use agave nectar in place of butter for cookies that cut the calories but don’t forego flavor!
As tempting as it is to sit with sweets all day, stay on top of your pre-holiday eating habits. While the vacation and time off made it easy to sit and binge-eat any hour of the day, it is important to get back to eating at your regularly scheduled meal times.
Between meals – even if you snack – do so standing up with portion sizes that allow for just a few bites.
Aside from the top of Mount Lemmon, it is very unlikely we will see a whole lot of that “white stuff” called snow. Consider dodging the white stuff in post-holiday food also. Cut out the white bread, crackers, and bagels.
Not only does your body benefit from the break of added salt and sugar, but you should feel a difference in energy within 48 hours! What’s more, a healthy mindset encourages smarter food choices in the future.
You want to lose weight fast. But you also want to get home or to work quickly. Adding in gym time doesn’t have to cost you half your day and twice the mileage. Our Inspired Fitness location is conveniently located in the Pioneer building on Pennington St. We offer classes Monday through Saturday with doors opening as early as 5 am and sessions ending as late as 7 pm.
Morning workouts enhance metabolism, so you’re burning calories even as you sit at your desk, well after your exercise ends. Not only that, but your mind is renewed and you’re less likely to brush it off in the evening. Consider a class in the early morning, before heading into work in downtown Tucson. Our state-of-the-art locker rooms have everything you need to go from sweaty to suave.
Late nights better for you? Rest assured (and rest better) knowing that exercise that ends even a half-hour before bedtime does not disturb sleep and also can enhance the depth or quality of your sleep.
As if that isn’t reason enough, sleep-deprivation and increased appetites are linked. Catch a class post-profession and swing by on your way home. Catch a break on your commute and cash in on some extra z’s, all while you lose weight fast.
Be it co-workers, spouses, besties or a band of new found friends already attending Inspired Fitness classes, your best bet to losing weight fast is consistency. Our classes make it easy for you to sign up and join an already-existing group. You can even book a private group class just for you and yours truly.
You can pick a fitness class that you feel is best for your gang and we will make it fun and tailored to your specific circle. Make it a one-time thing to get everyone in on the action, or schedule a recurring class that keeps things fresh and fluid well into the New Year and your weight loss goals.
Your best bet to losing holiday weight fast is wrapped up in nutrition, exercise, sleep and motivation. All of which can be controlled by you and supported via Inspired Fitness trainers and fellow members.