Lose Weight During The Holidays How To Get Double Credit For Every Lost

Lose Weight During The Holidays How To Get Double Credit For Every Lost Pound

If you've been struggling with your excess fat,​ the​ prospect of​ the​ upcoming holidays may well fill you with dread.

You barely fit in​ your clothes as​ is. if​ things go the​ way they usually go during the​ holidays,​ you may have to​ join the​ post-holiday shopping crowds out of​ necessity! You won't have a​ thing to​ wear - because nothing will fit anymore.

I don't know about you,​ but that prospect always makes me cringe. I've been there,​ and I'd rather not repeat it.

Which is​ why I have occasionally approached the​ holiday season in​ a​ rather contrarian spirit when it​ comes to​ my intake of​ food. And I'm planning to​ do it​ again this year.

How's that? Easy.

There are two major weight loss facts that work in​ my favor here:

Every pound I lose between Thanksgiving and early January counts twice!

It's a​ matter of​ simple math!

As you know,​ those of​ us already struggling with extra weight can easily add 10 pounds or​ more during a​ few weeks of​ reckless ingestion of​ cookies and eggnog. I've done it​ before,​ and I don't care to​ repeat that particular feat.

Now imagine this: Instead of​ adding 10 pounds,​ how would you feel if​ you were to​ lose 10 pounds instead. or​ even "just" 5 pounds. You'd be way ahead of​ the​ game,​ wouldn't you.

Sure,​ it'll be a​ bit of​ a​ hassle. Maybe even a​ big hassle. But just for a​ few weeks. Meanwhile,​ if​ you keep the​ pay-off in​ mind,​ it​ will feel so worth it.

But it​ wouldn't be half as​ good an​ idea if​ it​ weren't for fat loss secret number two:

Most people's bodies seem to​ respond very nicely to​ alternating high and low calorie intake days.

There are several diets that feature this technique,​ including renegade versions of​ traditional ones. Just check out the​ Wendie Plan,​ Wendie's version of​ Weight Watchers,​ where she distributes the​ 35 extra "points" over just 3 to​ 4 of​ the​ 7 days,​ thereby creating quite some ups and downs.

The weight though will just go down,​ down,​ and down some more because that kind of​ "weight cycling" prevents our bodies from turning into metabolic slugs.

Imagine the​ potential of​ this little trick. You could work its magic by simply planning some diet days alternating with some less restrictive days - carefully scheduling the​ more generous allotments for the​ days with office parties,​ family Christmas celebrations,​ and so on.

That's exactly what I'm going to​ do.

Yes,​ I know! It's going to​ be hard with all the​ seasonal goodies around.

So let's review the​ benefits:

If you DO lose weight NOW,​ it​ will count DOUBLE!

Instead of​ gaining 10 pounds,​ you could LOSE 10 pounds!

Net loss: 20 pounds,​ maybe even more!

Wouldn't THAT be worth a​ little awkwardness around the​ punch bowl? Imagine being that much slimmer come New Year's Eve! Imagine the​ dress you'd be able to​ wear -- the​ one that hasn't fit you in​ ages! Imagine all your friends having piled on​ the​ pounds in​ the​ meantime,​ wondering how the​ heck you managed to​ actually get thinner!

Go ahead. You deserve to​ look and feel great! Make that new and improved body your own personal Christmas present.

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