Getting Back In Shape Fast After Holiday Indulgence

Published on: 27/01/2020

Gone are the holidays filled with back to back food indulging. It's time to get back in shape and remove those excess fats by doing these simple ways.

It is no secret that food tends to take center stage during the holiday season and eating too much is almost inevitable for most people. In fact, several studies suggest that people start to gain extra weight from the last week of November to the second week of January.

With so many indulgences in a short period, the chance of getting extra layers of fat would be high, but that does not mean you need to keep them. The good news is you can shed that excess weight quickly in just a few simple ways.

According to Keri Gans, RDN, a nutrition consultant from New York and an author of The Small Change Diet, people usually fail to get back on track because of being overly drastic on their diet. Instead of doing this, Keri suggests making small and realistic changes to your routine. 


Say Goodbye to Holiday Leftovers

The first step to recover from your holiday food binge is to get rid of leftovers. Take control and give them away, because seeing some of your favorite food might only cause you to have a harder time getting back in shape. 


Clean Up Your Diet

Replenish your fridge with healthy food options. This way, you will be one step closer to getting back to your regular diet, instead of keeping your favorite treats that may only trigger your cravings. 

If you are looking for something new to make your weight recovery more interesting, you may want to consider a low-carbohydrate diet. This diet plan emphasizes foods that are high in protein and fat but limits food with high carbohydrates such as grains, dairy, fruits, etc.


Burn off the Excess Fat

You don't just cut-off your unhealthy and high-carb intakes, you need to move your body and burn off those excess fats. Start your day doing simple exercises to use up those extra calories you have gained. Go for a quick run before you go to work. A 60-minute run at a 10-minute-per-mile pace will help you to burn about 600 calories.

Remember, you don't need to think of it as a punishment from your holiday indulgence, think of it as a way to boost your energy throughout the day instead.

You may also want to consider rearranging your home as a way of exercise. This way, you can burn about 500 calories by lifting and moving furniture for 60 minutes. Your exercise does not need to be difficult. In fact, you just need to choose a physical activity that will fit your body's capability as a starter of your weight recovery project. 


Drink Plenty of Water

Quit your soda and alcohol intake and get back to drinking more water. It's time to rehydrate yourself from the salty snacks and sugary drinks during the holidays. By drinking more water you are also helping your body to easily flush out excess sodium and quickly de-bloat your stomach.

Adding fruits such as lemon, cucumber, or orange to create detox water is also proven to be effective in weight loss as it eliminates toxins from the body while boosting your metabolism. 

The post-holiday season is quite challenging for people trying to lose the extra weight they gained but with discipline and proper diet plans, you can get back to your healthy routine in just a short span of time.