Combat Holiday Weight Gain Like the Elite
If you read The Life Elite, you know one thing to be true: Being rich and famous has its perks but you’re always in the public eye. People tend to pack on weight during the holidays due to the classic combo of drinking too much and overeating. When us normals get puffy-eyed and bloated, we wrap ourselves in a blanket on the couch and avoid taking selfies for a few days. That’s one luxury celebrities don’t have! Here are celebrity-approved tips to combat holiday weight gain.
If you want to be buddies with animals this year, passing on meat during the holidays is always a good option. Many celebrities, such as Ellen, do not indulge in meat or dairy products. They don’t do it for the weight loss, but it isn’t uncommon for vegetarian and vegan eating habits to have a slimming effect. If you’re a hardcore meat eater, you can choose something else, such as pie or stuffing. Whatever it is, eliminating that one item can decrease your overall holiday calorie intake by anywhere from 500 to a few thousand calories!
Eat light every other night.
It’s a little difficult to abstain from the goodness at holiday parties. But surely you don’t have an event or dinner every night. Balance the holiday calorie marathons with super clean power foods to give your system a break from the overload. People like Gwyneth Paltrow are fans of whole food eating. Think vegetables, fruits, cold-pressed juices and lots of herbal tea and water. You’ll be surprised how much it helps.
Just eat once.
“But I want three servings on Thanksgiving and Christmas! It’s tradition! I want to eat myself into a cozy slumber.” Fine. But what about every other night? Adults tend to go to holiday parties from late November to New Year’s Day. While alcohol has its own water-retaining, high-calorie issues, it isn’t always the kicker itself. Usually, the biggest mistake we make is having the late-night food binge. Eating while drunk usually means you’re eating something insanely unhealthy in the middle of the night. Put down the greasy grub. Go to sleep and eat a quality breakfast or lunch when you wake up the next day.
Even just implementing one of these suggestions goes a long way. Whatever you choose, don’t forget to stay active! Don’t wait till the new year to put on your running shoes or hit the gym. The elite certainly don’t.