The holiday season can be your favorite time of year; or your most dreaded. It can be a time of warm memories made with family, wonderful gifts shared with those who need it most, and, if you’re like most of us, a time filled with delicious foods, sweet treats, and an overabundance of alcoholic refreshments. In the past, you have gorged yourself into yummy oblivion, switching to your stretchy pants with gleeful abandon. However, this year, there’s a change. After working hard to lose those extra lbs. and spending your shoe money on liposuction, you have fallen in love with that familiar stranger you see in the mirror and are desperately afraid of losing her. And because you are not alone, the Skin & Vein Center has compiled this list of holiday dietary tips to ensure you keep that slim silhouette!
Don’t Skip Meals
Yes, we are telling you to eat! Most of our worst diet fiascos occur when we are really hungry, so make sure to eat 3 full meals a day and enjoy a few healthy snacks as well. It’s far easier to turn down that second cookie when you are feeling satisfied!
But Do Skip the Stress
This tip may be the hardest to attain; the holidays are the most stressful time of year for most people, and there is a reason that stressed spelled backwards is desserts! When we stress, we eat. Make this holiday season about family and love, scale back on the spending, and realize that maintaining the results of your liposuction are worth more than an extra helping of stuffing!
Amp up the Exercise Routine
We are realistic. You’re not always going to be able to turn away from Christmas cookies, Hanukkah brisket, or whatever holiday treats excite you the most. So, when your calorie intake increases, so should your activity levels! Park further from the front door, take the stairs instead of the elevator, or simply walk the halls of your office building!
Avoid Empty Calories
Eggnog Lattes, Hot Buttered Rums, Candy Cane Cocoas; have you ever stopped to think how many empty calories you consume in your beverage intake alone? Switch to plain coffee, simple wines, and limit your hot cocoa consumption and see how much easier it is to avoid the annual holiday weight gain.
Don’t Do It Alone
Everything is easier when you have a partner to help keep you honest; your husband, your best friend, or your new friends at the Skin & Vein Center! We can help you make the right choices to avoid ruining your liposuction results; schedule an appointment with us today!