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How to NOT Gain Weight During the Holidays
Published 4/1/2022

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TIPS TO AVOID HOLIDAY WEIGHT GAIN

 

The holidays are a wonderful time of the year where we get together with family and usually involve a really big meal. It also makes many people worry about putting on extra pounds. Here are some tips on how to fully enjoy your Holiday dinners, while avoiding packing on weight in the meantime.

PREPARE YOUR BODY

You can prepare your body for a big meal and reduce the chances of weight gain by skipping meals that you would typically eat earlier in the day. However, you should not let yourself go without fuel. The way to give your body energy without eating is by directing it to use the stored glycogen or fat. Fastercise is a great way to stimulate the use of fat as fuel and pushes off your appetite in the process. By doing this, your body is prepared for the increased amount of food because it has already burned some fat.

YOU CAN'T STORE FAT

You cannot gain weight until your glycogen stores have been recharged and then your body will store excess fuel on top of that. So if you go into a meal with low glycogen stores, you have no chance of gaining weight until you have completely refilled your store of glycogen. 

ENJOY YOUR HOLIDAYS

What makes Fastercise so great is you can still enjoy the foods that you like and participate in family and cultural traditions. By preparing your body you will be ready to eat with confidence, knowing it will take a lot for you to actually start gaining weight.