Saturday, December 25, 2010

Tis The Season Of Weight Gain - Don't Let It Happen To You

The Christmas Season is one punctuated with decorations, celebrations, gifts, gathering with family and... unintentional weight gain.  We are all so good at using food as the centerpiece of our special occasions, which invariably leads to overeating, excessive calories and to put it bluntly: increased FAT!

But you don't have to let it happen to you if you maintain the balance between calories in and calories burned.

Today I enjoyed a meal of beef tenderloin and shrimp cocktail with a bunch of other fattening side dishes.  So what did I do afterwards?  Sit on the couch and watch TV while complaining about how full I was? NO WAY!  I went for a 5 mile fast walk on the Wrightsville Beach loop. And it felt great.  I may not have burned quite as much as I ate, but I certainly disposed of a good portion of that wonderful meal.

What did you do today?  Gain weight or control your weight?

That is the key - balancing what goes in against what goes out in terms of calories.  Don't let the holiday eating habits grow on you.  You can eat as much as you want, but just be sure to adjust your exercise accordingly.  It's not as hard as it seems, you just have to be vigilante and focused.

Tomorrow, it will be more of the same - the exercise part, not the eating...  ok, thats not totally true, I'm sure there will be more eating opportunities to tempt me!

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