Are you already wondering how to keep your weight under control this Halloween?
Here are some tips that work much better than trying to go into a diet the day after.
Whether is winter holidays or a barbecue party on your birthday, celebrations of any kind mean food, lots of delicious and calorie rich food you don't have every day.
And that is why, while you are looking forward to meeting your family and friends, you are scared of thought that you won't be able to resist it, and will stuff your face with burgers, mashed potatoes and chocolate cake, sabotaging your weight management efforts.
How can you eat healthy at holiday parties anyways? Is it even possible?
Watching people around you enjoying the food, the relaxed atmosphere, and the special occasion make it easy to find excuses and difficult to stick to your diet.
However, if you came prepared, if you have a clear plan, you will be able to eat healthy at any party every single time.
Here you have a 25 steps action plan of how to eat healthy at holiday parties and stick to your diet.
Last week I was talking about how to find out or decide which is Your Ideal Weight. That place where after following your selected Weight Loss Program you feel good, never hungry, in peace with yourself and what you eat, and where you can maintain your weight comfortably with not many sacrifices and enjoying food, a healthy lifestyle and a reasonable exercise routine.
If you already are at your Ideal Weight, but you think you would like to still lose some more—or even just do so for a special occasion like being invited to a party or a wedding where you want to look your best!—you can push those boundaries further and cut on out all the foods and attitudes you know make you fat, but you are still eating: —sugars, carbs, certain drinks, alcohol, treats, etc., and increase your exercise routine— until you get to that desired weight. This is what I call your Temporary Desired Weight.
One note of caution: being there has a high probability that as soon as you revert back to your old routine, you will go back to your previous weight or even gain more than that. The desired weight will be temporary unless you keep constantly maintain that extra effort.
The reason is because your Ideal Weight is an equilibrium and when you try to go over it and lose more weight you are breaking that it which is designed to make your organism work comfortable with no much effort. Anything beyond that is an additional requirement.
Therefore, physical and psychological mechanisms will be activated to force you back to the above mentioned equilibrium. This is why is so hard to maintain a Temporary Desired Weight, because we have to fight many forces.
And that is why it is possible that you end gaining more weight than before, because sometimes those forces are stronger than your own resources and they win….
What do you think? Have you ever been in a similar situation?
Tell me about it in the comment section below!
What if I told you that knowing glycemic index and glycemic load of your food is more important than counting calories?
Let me show you how to maintain low and steady blood glucose levels without making a huge impact on your insulin level.
Eat to lose weight with this great FREE guide to glycemic index and glycemic load.
You still naively believe that there is a magic solution that will help you lose weight fast and with no effort, and are looking for a short check list or simple instructions to help you with it.
You are smart enough to understand that managing your weight requires perseverance, and want to understand how things work instead of looking for plain instructions.
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