The holidays are right around the corner. It’s difficult enough to avoid weight gain with the days of feasting and events filled with yummy bites and cocktails. Even more challenging – you want to lose weight. You need a plan.
FACTS ABOUT HUNGER
Are you hungry or are you just tempted?
You are hungrier when you don’t get enough sleep.
Your hunger peaks around 8PM each day.
Eating protein keeps hunger at bay longer than any other type of food.
Paying bills, working on a report or any other mental work for your brain makes you hungry.
Are you hungry or “hangry?” Hangry is a combination of hunger and anger. Because being hungry is a stressor on your body, it sets you on edge. Many of us have experienced being “hangry.”
TIPS WHEN EATING OUT OR AT AN EVENT OR FAMILY GATHERING
Love entertaining or being entertained? You can enjoy and still be smart about it.
Chicken Fajitas – the smart choice, right? Only if you skip the sour cream, shredded cheese & refried beans, all of which brings your meal to 47g of fat. And that’s without the tortillas.
Sliders – little bitty things, right? An order of 4 = 83g of fat. Share them instead.
Vegetarian Fried Rice – you’re reducing the fat by skipping the meat, or so you think? Can you believe a serving has 19g of fat? Order steamed rice & vegies instead.
Grilled Shrimp Pasta in Carbonara Sauce – grilled seafood must be a good choice. Nope! This dish has a whopping 113g of fat. Opt for marinara or primavera red clam sauce without cream or marsala sauce with wine & without butter + whole grain pasta for a healthier option.
Buffalo Chicken Salad – It has 72g of fat. That’s right. A salad with 72g of fat.
Club Sandwich – sounds healthy, right? It has 20g of fat. Try a single decker turkey sandwich instead.
Deep Dish Pizza with sausage – okay, we know. This one doesn’t even sound like it comes close. 164g of fat! But you can skip the meat, pile on veggies & select thin crust instead. Eat 1-2 slices & take the rest home.
Burger and Fries – a large order of French Fries has 57g of fat. Sometimes you just got to have a burger. Order a kid size burger, fries & drink instead.
Avoid fried, battered, breaded or crispy, au gratin or cheesy, creamy or buttery
Eat grilled, broiled, baked, steamed, poached and toasted.
IT MATTERS WHERE “YOUR FAT IS AT” – LARGE WAISTLINES ARE RISKY
Third, when watching your weight, watch your waistline. We’ve discussed increasing midsections at midlife before. Beware if you are female and your waistline is 35” or larger because studies find that you are at a much larger risk for diabetes, heart disease, some cancers, arthritis, high blood pressure and even osteoporosis. For men, a 40” waist is the risky number.
START NOW! PLAN FOR DURING + AFTER THE HOLIDAYS
The 30day Fat Burning Diet Program
Make two plans, one for during the holidays and another for after the holidays. Maybe you won’t lose weight during the holidays but work hard at not gaining weight. Keep yourself motivated by knowing your “after the holidays” plan. Make the arrangements NOW to lose weight in January. Enroll in the 30day Fat Burning Diet Program now. Get the education now. Be ready to start on day 1! To learn more, contact the body shaping experts at Sculpt Away in San Antonio at 210-227-3051. www.SculptAway.com Fast and easy body sculpting.