Most people gain fat during the end-of-year holiday season. They eat anything and everything in sight. You don’t have to be “most people.” Find out how to start off the New Year lean!
You can either make excuses (we all do this easily enough, especially during the holidays) or you can take positive action. Which one is most likely to happen if you are prepared, have a goal and have a plan?
When you’re prepared, you can still indulge and enjoy your favorite holiday foods without your fitness goals falling apart.
A nutrition program high in fiber is a vital key to any fat loss plan. Fiber helps you to feel full, making it easier to eat fewer calories. In addition, more calories are burned from digesting high fiber foods. Good sources of fiber include lots of veggies and plant materials.
2 Good fats include: polyunsaturated (especially Omega-3’s), such as those from fish and nuts (especially almonds), as well as monounsaturated fats, such as those from peanut butter, olive oil, egg yolks, and fish oil. You can also get them from:
- Sunflower Oil
- Safflower Oil
- Flaxseed Oil
An increase to your protein intake will boost your metabolism and help to maintain your muscle mass, both key ingredients in losing fat and keeping it off.