Most people are bothered about maintaining their diet during holidays and overcoming the temptation of consuming fattening foods received as gifts, as foods are mostly given and received in the form of gifts.
So, in order to get over this problem of holiday weight gain, some of the health management plans described below should be strictly followed.
Planning a Potent Workout Program
It is apparent that during holidays, majority of people skip their gym and workout routines. So, before the onset of holidays, it is important for a person following daily workout routines to exercise their whole body rather than just stretching their legs, back and chest.
At that time, compound movement should be preferred rather than isolated movements. For example, if a person is in the habit of doing the bicep curls, he is advised to do the underhand row in that period.
Adding some cardio intervals like the treadmill movement, elliptical movement etc. in the workout plans also help in remaining fit for a longer period of time, but these movements go well only with the active person. For the person who is not that active but desires to maintain weight during the holidays, long walks work well instead of cardio intervals.
Pre-planning the Meals
Most of the people, often fail to keep track of their plans, even after carefully planning all the meals they would be having or avoiding, and as a result gains weight at the end of the day. Before indulging in the holiday party, it is advised to have a light and healthy snack with great amount of water as it will help in keeping the stomach full and avoiding all the unnecessary food.
It is also necessary for the person to have a strong determination in avoiding all the fatty foods because without a strong determination, temptation of having tasty and fatty items available during the holiday parties can be quite tough. So, a proper plan is very essential before holidays to maintain a balanced diet.
The Necessity to Relax
As holidays bring lots of guests with it, many people especially the women folk suffer from anxiety due to too much indulgence and bothering about arranging and managing the guests, shopping for the gifts and cooking meals in large amounts.
So, in order to relieve the stress of managing the holiday guest and the meals successfully, many women start binge eating which not only helps in gaining weight but also affects the health. As we are well aware of the fact that, in order to obtain a healthy and fit body, peace of mind is an absolute necessity, it is an absolute requisite for the hosts to welcome holidays as a period of having fun and meeting friends and relatives and not just having food and cooking meals.
It should be kept in mind that holidays are the time to relax and relieve stress, this will not only help in avoiding spree eating but will also help in staying focused on the pre-planned diet.