Being aware of some of your triggers for the events I mentioned is a big part of winning the battle of the bulge. I had an earlier blog post that talked about a study that showed the average person will consume 619 calories a day during this Holiday season which figures out to about a 7 pound weight gain! If you got off on the wrong foot yesterday with Thanksgiving there is always today to get in some additional exercise and re-focus. The average person can consume about 4500 calories and more than 200 grams of fat (that is 1800 calories from fat alone) over the course of a typical Thanksgiving day!
ollowing if you feel like your of course a bit too much eating:
- Increase the volume of your daily exercise (both strength and cardio).
- If you have a pedometer start wearing it again and work on increasing your daily steps over the course of the next 40 days.
- Watch your calories from soda, alcohol etc - try to add a glass of water in between drinks - if possible, avoid alcohol. The average person consumes close to an additional 500 calories a day through drinking soda, alcohol etc.
- Avoid late night eating - even better - STOP eating after dinner!!!