You read the the title correctly. You can lose weight over the holidays. It just takes a little planning and discipline.
Let’s discuss eating first. Focus of proteins and veggies. There are a lot of other temptations during holidays but avoid them as much as possible. If you must indulge, just take a small taste.
Next, drinking alcohol is another tradition that tends to increase at holiday times. One thing to know is that alcohol slows your metabolism a lot. One typical drink, along with the 120 calories, can slow your metabolism down up to 92% for twenty four hours. So, if you have only one drink per day every day for a week, you may slow your metabolism 92% for that whole week. Add 120 calories for each drink and now you are gaining weight. Bottom line, skip the alcohol entirely.
Lastly, you are off of work and you have time to exercise. You don’t have to go to the gym to burn calories. Walking works nicely. Here’s the good news. For every mile that you walk, you burn about 100 calories. Walk four miles and you burn 400 calories. You can do this in a little over an hour. Do this every day and in eight days you have burned enough extra calories to lose a pound of fat (3100 calories).