Every year on Halloween we dress our kids up in cute little wholesale Christmas costumes and go trick-or-treating for loads of candy. My favorite candies are the flavored tootsie rolls, mmm. If you went trick-or-treating this year, then I have one HUGE question for you.
“Is Halloween over?”
If you are like 87% of American households, you still have the kids’ cany in a bowl displayed somewhere in the house.
This is how the “holiday season” and the average 7lb gain during that time begins.
If that candy bowl is out where you can reach it, chances are you will reach for it an average of 4 times a day. Four little pieces of candy. What could that hurt, right?
Did you know that it takes 400 meters of walking to burn the calories in just one peanut m&m? That means if you ate four of them, you will have to walk an entire mile just to burn the calories from four m&m’s!
If you want a sure fire way to enjoy the holidays but not gain that 7lbs then follow these tips:
First of all, don’t treat it as a season!!! Try to only celebrate the 5 days. During Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve allow yourself to eat, party and play all you want! But do not keep pies, candy or cakes in your house after these days. Celebrate each holiday, not the holiday season.
Keep the heater on a lower setting. Other than turning the heat all the way to 78, lower it to 72. Your body will burn extra calories to keep you warm, and you will save money on utilities, too!
Do not procrastinate when it comes to starting an exercise program. Start today rather that in January. DO IT NOW!!!!! People who follow an exercise regimen during the holidays are able to not only keep the holiday weight off, but actually achieve record setting fat loss results compared to the New Year’s resolution-ers. Not to mention you will look great in your black cocktail dress at all the parties!