So now when we are in the month of December and we all know that there are a lot of meals that are being consumed during this month, and there is a lot of people that gain 4-6 lbs during the month of December.
We where invited from lWC to speak at a seminar in Helsinki last week on the 3th of December to HR personal from several large companies like TNT ,DHL and SCHENKER.
And our responsibility was to develop a nutrition program to keep the workers from adding on these 4-6 lbs during the month of December/Christmas.
So to begin with we offered our book on lose-weightcheap to all the HR personal and also some general advise on how to eat during the month of December to maintain your current weight over the holidays.
In this day and age vegan and vegetarian food has become very hot!, and also there is much more variety available than we had 5 years ago.
Also the food taste much better than it did in the past and the chefs have really learned how to use all the spices right these days.
So if you have never tried vegan or vegetarian foods, now would be a great time during the holidays to try different foods out.
As a trainer myself i have always tried to eat lean meat and also to make sure that our/my clients always ate chicken,turkey,eggs and meat(that was not read meat).
But two years ago i started to dabble a bit into vegan and vegetarian cuisine, and i was happily surprised by the level of energy i got from switching our some meat meals to vegan meals.
And now with the documentary GAME CHANGER ON NETFLIX a lot of people are getting more and more interested in vegan and vegetarian cuisine.
I dont believe that you have to give up meat completely but there is nothing wrong with eating every other meal vegan or vegetarian cuisine.
So one thing you can do is to switch out one meat meal a day to a vegan or a vegetarian meal.
And specially during the holidays when you consume more food than you normally do.
Also one thing that i have always pressed on towards our/my clients during the holidays is that make sure that you make it a routine to walk 1 h after dinner in the fresh air.
Or go out and walk 1 h prior to dinner.
You will get your daily dose of oxygen in, and you also burn fat at the same time.
It is also easy to get your relatives out regardless of their age for the one hour walk.
It can be in very moderate pace, you still burn fat and increase your cardio in the process.
Then if you also indulge in alcohol during the holidays make sure that for every drink you have, make sure that you consume a cup of coffee or a glass of water also.
(Yes i know that coffee and alcohol makes you drop fluid and dries you out, but coffee has water in it also).
So for every drink you have, one glass of water, and for every 3 drinks you have, drinking one cup of coffee is a good way of pacing yourself.
Also make sure you dont get drunk in front of your children during the holidays, they deserve to enjoy a drama free holiday.
And also remember to keep the conversation light with your relatives.
Avoid also conversations regarding politics and other sensitive matters.
Holiday conversations should be kept light and you should just enjoy the best sides of your relative during the few days you will be together.
So this is a small tip on how you can keep your current weight over the holidays.
Thank you for reading.