The Best Way to Combat Holiday Weight Gain
Posted December 08, 2017 in Fat Transfer
This time of year, the parties, feasts, and holiday goodies can become your best friend or your worst enemy—or both. Enjoying the delicious holiday foods and beverages may be sweet at the moment but bitter the next day when you see that your pants can no longer zip up all the way. Here are some tips to maintain your figure and avoid holiday weight gain this season. If your fortitude to resist doesn’t hold up through the season, the body fat transfer procedure can help you put any extra fat to good use by transferring it to areas that may need it more.
Tips to Avoid Weight Gain During the Holidays
- Limit Alcohol: Alcoholic beverages are full of empty calories that can cause you to gain weight without providing any nutritional value. If you plan to enjoy a few drinks, give yourself a limit and have a glass of water or a seltzer between them to keep in check.
- Be More Social: If you’re feeling shy at a party, chances are you’re probably standing by the food stable. Force yourself to be more social and mingle, and you’ll be less likely to unconsciously snack all night.
- Be a Sensible Host: As a host, provide as many low-calorie snacks as possible, and make sure that water is readily available for your guests. They will appreciate it.
- Be Choosy With Your Snacks: If you’re itching for a snack at a holiday party, fill your plate with a healthy selection from the vegetable or fruit platters first. Avoid the dip.
- Share With Your Neighbors: Holiday baking is a favorite pastime, but once it’s done, you’re stuck with an alarming number of delicious treats to consume. Keep only a small selection of favorites to enjoy, and give the rest away to your neighbors as a festive holiday gift.
- Remember Moderation and Portion Control: Balance and moderation can be your saving grace this holiday season. When filling your plate, try to have at least 50 percent of it be healthy, filling foods like vegetables, fruits, and protein. Add more veggies to your plate every time you want to add another goodie. If you know you have a party to attend one night, eat a salad for lunch that day. Complete deprivation is rarely effective, so it’s okay to let yourself have a dinner roll, but only one. Take just one spoonful of yams and buttery mashed potatoes, and consider skipping the gravy. Eat the healthy foods before the desserts, and don’t go back for seconds.
- Play Favorites: When faced with the choice between this treat or that treat, pick your favorite and only eat that one. If you have more than one favorite or can’t decide what to skip, limit yourself to only eating those rare holiday specialties you can’t get at other times of the year.
- Exercise: Maintain your regular daily exercise routine through the holidays. If you don’t have a routine, start one. Try a spin class, or sign up with a personal trainer to keep you on your toes. Exercise can help you combat holiday weight gain and may also help you resist the desire to eat unhealthy foods.
How to Deal With Holiday Weight Gain
As the holidays draw to a close and your in-laws finally get in their car to drive home, you may find that you still managed to pack on a few pounds despite your best efforts to resist. If this happens, schedule a consultation for body fat transfer with MagicSurgeon Dr. Palladino. Fat transfer is a procedure in which Dr. Palladino harvests fat from one area of your body and injects it into another area. In other words, if the holidays have stretched your waistline, Dr. Palladino can transfer the fat from your belly to your buttocks or breasts. The procedure is performed in two stages: first, liposuction removes excess fat from the donor site, and second, the harvested fat is injected into the target areas for volume and shape enhancement. This redistribution of fat can help you make the most of your body fat and achieve the figure you desire.