The holidays are supposed to be a time of giving, but they’re also a time of eating and drinking. As you gather with family and friends, it’s easy to get carried away with the festivities and overdo it on food and drink.
But if you want to lose weight, this is not the time to let yourself go. You’ll need to take some extra steps to lose holiday weight as fast as possible. Here are a few tips that will help:
- Eat small meals frequently
It’s important to eat regularly throughout the day so that your body can sustain energy levels without going into starvation mode. If you skip breakfast or lunch, your body will start storing fat instead of burning it off. This means you’ll gain weight even if you’ve been eating healthy foods during the rest of the day.
- Drink plenty of water
Water helps flush out toxins from the body and keeps everything running smoothly so your digestive system doesn’t get bogged down by excess fat or other toxins in your system. It also keeps hunger at bay by making you feel fuller longer between meals — which is crucial when trying to lose weight fast!
- Exercise More
The most effective way to lose weight is by exercising more and eating less. Even if you don’t manage to get your usual workout in during the holiday season, try getting in at least one walk or run each day for 30 minutes or more. If that isn’t possible, try doing some light stretching instead.
- Get enough sleep
Getting too little or too much sleep can affect appetite hormones and make us more likely to reach for high-calorie foods when we’re tired or stressed out (or both). Aim for seven to eight hours per night (or whatever works for your schedule) so that these hormones remain balanced and keep cravings in check all day long.