By: Annie Morgan
With the Christmas season over, many folks are feeling the effects of a holiday binge fest – including an expanded waistline and inflammation of the body.
From sugary treats to carb-filled dinner rolls – it’s no surprise people pack on the pounds during the holiday season.
But the good news is, you can integrate healthy ways into your everyday life to knock the pounds off.
And no, this doesn’t mean turning to a “quick fix” or another fad diet.
Instead, check out these weight loss tips that will help you lose the weight and keep it off.
Fill Up On Protein
When your body is hungry – fill it with what it actually needs.
If you load up on good quality meats high in protein – it will satisfy your hunger.
Eating flour foods full of gluten and sugar like raisin bread and dinner rolls doesn’t make you full – it only makes you fat.
Stop Eating Sugar
Sugar is one of the most toxic ingredients you can put into your body.
And once you start eating it (or reintroduce it back into your diet), your body begins to crave it.
Not to mention your joints swell up, and you feel bloated all over.
And when you are full of inflammation – the last thing you want to do is work out.
Just by cutting out sugar and retraining your taste buds, you’ll start to see the pounds come off.
Think about it – during the holiday season you were most likely eating all throughout the day.
From office treats to holiday parties – your digestive system never got a break.
But now with the holiday season over, many people go the opposite direction of binge eating and decide to fast – from 3-day cleanses to soup fasts.
Then after a few days, they realize they can’t keep up an all-liquid diet so they fall back into old bad eating habits.
But remember, all fasts are not created equal – and fasting does not mean binging one day then starving yourself the next.
Instead, opt for an intermittent fasting which basically means you eat certain hours of the day and fast the rest.
Most people opt for the 16 hour fast and 8 hours of eating.
In fact, this way of living is so powerful, many doctors are finally getting with the program and prescribing this fasting plan to their patients.
Don’t get discouraged if it takes you a few weeks to get back into a healthy eating routine.
You will most likely feel some discomfort like headaches as you stop eating sugar and carbs.
But the good news is, once you get that junk out of your body and start eating lean proteins (and even adopting intermittent fasting) – you’ll see the pounds come off – and stay off!
What are some healthy ways you know how to lose weight and keep it off?
Have you found a program that works best?
Tell us your thoughts in the comments below and be sure to share this article with your friends and family to let them know healthy ways to lose weight and keep it off!