How to Maintain Your Weight Loss During the Holidays

Looking for some ways to maintain your weight loss during the holidays? Big Vanilla can help you stay healthy during the holidays and keep off that dreaded holiday weight! The holidays should be an enjoyable time, not when you stress about gaining weight. With a little advice on maintaining your weight loss from us, you can still enjoy your holidays without worrying about going off your health plan!

Everything in Moderation

The old adage “everything in moderation” really is true. The holidays are here, so it’s okay to relax a little and enjoy yourself. This means if you are at a party and there is some great dessert, you don’t need to feel guilty about having a little slice of cake or a cookie. And if there is a choice between a sugar cookie and a triple chocolate fudge sundae, choose the cookie and you’ll still be able to have dessert but not ingest all the calories. It’s alright to eat what you want, as long as you do it in moderation. You can still enjoy your holidays (and all the great food that comes with them) but maintain your weight loss at the same time.

Healthy Holiday Eating

If you’re going to a holiday party and you’re worried about not finding anything healthy to eat there, why not bring your own dish? Rather than flowers or another gift for the host and/or hostess, you can bring a dish to share, taking some stress away from them and providing you with a healthy holiday eating option if you feel like you can’t eat the other food there. If you would feel uncomfortable bringing a dish, you can also have your own healthy meal at home before going to the party, so you can eat less at the party and maintain your weight loss! An offshoot of this idea is to avoid alcohol and appetizers – these usually have a lot of calories!

Mix Exercise and Holiday Activities

The holidays are filled with a lot of sedentary and calorie-laden activities. But it is actually possible to combine exercise with your favorite holiday activities! Everyone has to do a lot of shopping during the holidays, so try working in some exercise too! Park in the back of the lot at the mall, and take an extra lap around the building once you’re done shopping. You will maintain your weight loss, and you might even see something you missed!

Keep Up Your Workout Routine

Around the holidays, it’s more important than ever to keep up with your regular workout routine. This will help you maintain your weight loss more than anything else. The holidays are a busy time, but it’s important to still set aside some time for yourself. You can try signing up for an exercise class so you have a regular time each week to work out. This will help you stay motivated and keep off that holiday weight!

The Best Way to Maintain Your Weight Loss: Big Vanilla

If you need help staying healthy during the holidays, come to Big Vanilla Athletic Club in Arnold and Pasadena, Maryland. We have a ton of classes, equipment, sports, personal trainers and more to keep your workout varied and interesting. Don’t be miserable this holiday season worrying about gaining holiday weight, come to Big Vanilla and stay healthy during the holidays. Maintain your weight loss with a free 7-day guest pass to Big Vanilla where fun meets fitness!


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