Thanksgiving is the unofficial kick-off of the feeding season. Not surprisingly it comes towards the end of the year when, let’s face it, we’re all feeling pretty worn out with elections, economies and world calamities and are eagerly looking for an excuse to celebrate – You’ve earned it! Why not??
From leftover Hallowe’en candy, followed by holiday parties, family gatherings, and those ubiquitous bowls of M & Ms left by ‘well-meaning’ folk all over the office, it’s hard to exercise self-control. In fact, a recent study shows that not only do we eat more in the company of other people, the more people there are, the more we eat!
Of course, one biscuit is not going to break the bank, but weeks of eating and drinking is a recipe for the January blues. Too many of us wake up New Year’s Day feeling bloated and tired, and resolving – as ever – to do better next year.
For the NYC gym this sets up a huge post-holiday boom in business, but in the spirit of a happy and healthy New Year for us all, we offer some tips and tools for making it through to January 1st with health and waistline intact:
- Be aware. (And now you’ve read this far, need we say more?)
- Set realistic goals. Maybe a 5 pound increase is worth it. But how about 10? How will you feel having to lose it afterwards? How did it feel last year?
- How will you achieve your goal? Set yourself strict limits – and keep to them.
- Which brings us to our last tip: Enlist support! That’s right, tell your trainer, make a pact with a spouse or co-worker, and if others try to goad you into excess (and they will!) refuse to take the bait. After all, come January, you’ll have the last laugh…
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