Is once again that time of year where we trade our swimsuits, for sweatpants and hoodies. Having less skin showing in addition to setting the clocks back and generally having less sunlight can be huge factors which can cause us to lose weight.
On top of this holidays are quickly approaching and if you’re like many of the other people out there you’ll end up putting on at least a few pounds after thanksgiving dinner, and probably you more after Christmas eve Christmas Day. Hanukah can even be worse in some respects it has a depending on your family could result in an eight day binge.
If you’re feeling the pressure come this holiday season don’t stress yourself out too much, as many of these problems can be easily reversed through simple changes you make in your diet. Here are some tips to try and things to remember once holiday season is upon us again.
1-Stop Worrying About Caloric Intake
One of the biggest mistakes people make when it comes to their diet is focusing too much on their caloric consumption, and not putting enough focus on the foods in which they’re eating.
Counting calories not only is extremely difficult and tedious to do, but your caloric needs are going to vary not only on an individual to individual basis but on a day to day basis as well. This means that you may need to be eating an extra 500 to 700 calories on a particular day because you are going to the gym, going out and running, or are doing some other type of physical activity that’s going to require more calories.
On top of this many people fail to realize that a majority of calories that their heating throughout the day is necessary just for them to function. On average 70% of the calories we consume daily are used just to run our systems at rest, while the other 30% is used in activity and for things like our metabolism.
Instead of driving yourself completely insane by trying to tap new calories and adjust your caloric and needs based on your activity for the day you’re better off just modifying your diet and eating healthier.
2-Take Pictures-Don’t Focus Too Much Weight
Another major issue that many people make throughout the course of their weight loss adventure is that they focus way too much on Wayne themselves day in and day out. No matter who you are your weight is going to fluctuate from day to day, so weighing yourself every day in order to track your weight loss can also drive you nuts.
You also have to consider that many weight scales out there are only showing you how much you weigh and are giving you a breakdown of that weight based on that issue type. For example there is a huge weight difference in muscle tissue vs. fat especially when you look at the difference in volume.
That tissue generally takes up more space and is less dense than muscle tissue. This is why determining your body fat percentage is extremely important. Two people or are the same height and same weight can have drastically different body compositions which makes all the difference in the world.
3-Portion Out Your Meals
Another weight loss trick which many people are unaware of, is that the body actually requires energy in order to break down and synthesize all that material which are eating. The thing is that once you pass a certain threshold the energy required to digest the material doesn’t increase.
What we mean by this is that if you are to eat a a meal that consist of 500 calories verses eating a meal that consists of 2000 calories your body is can require the same amount of energy to break down both of these meals.
If you were two instead portion out your meals and break them up more evil and throughout the day, your body is going to have to perform more digestion over a longer period of time which in turn is going to consume more calories.
This is done with virtually no additional effort on your part and yet you get to reap all of the benefits from doing so.