It is 18 days till the big night! New Years Eve! This means we all have 18 days to look and feel amazing for the big event (whatever your plans are.) Most people spend the occasion catching up with those we have not seen for a while, so what better occasion to turn up and make jaws drop. It is obviously very hard to maintain our weight throughout the holidays, never mind lose weight. However it is doable, especially during the week between Christmas and New Year, as the majority of parties and get togethers happen before Christmas day.
If you want to make a few changes to ensure you feel fabulous on the big night, then don’t make any drastic changes to your diet. Make a few small changes that will all help! Here are my tops tips –
Be alcohol savvy – Try swapping a large glass of wine (185cal) for a vodka lime and Soda (76 cal), this will save you around 110 calories.
Start your day right – Have a healthy filling and nutritional breakfast, for example a smoothie, for your vitamins, then scrambled or poached egg on wholemeal toast. The protein will ensure you stay full until lunchtime. Plus if you’re hungover the eggs enzymes are good for your hangover (if you can stomach it.)
Have a healthy lunch – If two out of 3 meals are healthy, it will make a difference. Plus if you have eaten well for most of the day, you will less likely want to ruin your good work, by indulging too much for dinner.
Walk once a day – Head out on your lunch break or after work with the dog. This will help your digestion too! Walk even if you workout – especially if you have an office job where you sit for most of the day.
Incorporate strength training – Did you know that for every pound of extra muscle you gain, you burn an extra 150 calories a day! Plus it will help your posture, and the dreaded cellulite! So if you plan on wearing a short dress you need to be doing some lunges! Try 50 bicycle crunches in the morning when you wake up, and 50 before you go to bed. Bicycle crunches work the whole abs area, so will help trim your waist quicker. Try 50 squats while you brush your teeth in the morning and again in the evening.