How to Beat Winter Weight Gain (and Still Have Fun)Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Feb 3, 2014
Tips for Winter Weight Loss
While overeating and under-exercising in general is one sure-fire way to pack on the pounds, if you experience a minor slip-up, you can stay on track as long as you keep up with your exercise. Both exercise and diet are critical to your success, but it’s good to know you don't always have to be perfect.
Here are a few ideas for staying active and losing weight this winter season.
Stay Active and Smart
- Get your family on board with planning healthier menus for gatherings
- Only take a few bites of a dessert without overindulging
- Plan to take a walk outdoors right after dinner
- Create ways to burn extra calories such as walking laps around the mall while shopping sales or using the stairs several times a day
- Go ice skating or play ice hockey for outdoor exercise
- Get the blood pumping at the gym if it’s too cold outside
How to Enjoy your Holidays and Keep the Weight Off
Whether it’s Hanukkah or Halloween, Superbowl sunday or super-love Valentine’s day, temptations always exist.
Indulge in a few too many latkes?
Swipe a couple extra frosting-and-sprinkled sugar cookies?
Drank a little more eggnog than you’d care to admit?
You can still work Off the Weight
Celebrating the holidays doesn’t have to derail your new year weight loss resolution. A recent study published in the Journal of Physiology found that if you continue to exercise daily —even in short bursts— then your few extra nibbles won’t do much harm.
In a Bath University (U.K.) week-long study of 26 healthy young men, all were asked to overeat.
Half exercised for 45 minutes daily, while the other half remained inactive
The non-exercising group ate 50% more calories, while the exercising group overate by 75%.
The results: In just one week, the non-exercising group experienced a decline in blood sugar control. The exercising group, however, exhibited stable blood sugar levels. Additionally, “the activation of genes within fat cells in the non-exercising group were also found to be negatively changed to those levels needed for a well-functioning metabolism.”
Looking to improve your health and need some guidance?
Dr. Oksana Aron of WeightLossNYC™ is here to help you reach your healthy weight loss goals. Call today at 718-491-5525 for your initial consultation. Make this year your year to shine.
Her clinic specializes in treatment of obesity or overweight persons, who have struggled to lose weight via other methods and are seeking medical help.
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