With Halloween here to officially kick off the holiday season, we’re focusing on weight control and the holidays for the next couple of blogs and our November webinar. You might have seen this one from Neal before, but it’s always good info to revisit BEFORE the holiday parties begin . . .
Be free to indulge in holiday cheer without sacrificing your fitness goals
Believe it or not, you can start the New Year in BETTER shape than you are now while still enjoying parties and seasonal foods during the holidays.
Control the CALORIES so you can cheat when you want to
Consistently controlling appetite during the holiday season is difficult at best, so I don’t even try when confronted with any holiday party – especially because I don’t want to. In fact, people always ask me, “how does anyone control themselves at parties?” and I simply say “don’t”. My advice has always been the same since my bodybuilding days: first, set a small weight/fat loss goal starting in early November. Next, cast aside all previous “dieting knowledge,” books, friends’ well-intended but generally bad advice. Stick with the indisputable truth, which is the fact that any calorie burned cancels any calorie consumed, period. And the reverse is true: any calorie NOT consumed is one that won’t need to be burned, which forces your body to burn its stored calories or fat. In other words, when it comes to weight management it’s not WHEN or WHAT you eat and do, but HOW MUCH you eat and move over any given timeframe, which in the following example will be the month of December. So “cheating” is not cheating as long as you make it up – and that’s easy. READ THE FULL ARTICLE
The old complaint that our metabolism is so slow that we cannot lose, or worse, that we gain weight on very few calories, has resurfaced. The good news is that research (and common sense) has shown that it really has nothing to do with one’s metabolism. We now know that a fit person does not have a faster metabolism than an unfit person. Why is that?
When discussing metabolism, it is necessary to understand the pieces that make up total daily energy expenditure (TDEE), or simply put, how many calories you burn a day. TDEE is determined by your basal metabolic rate (BMR), calories spent processing the food you eat, and your activity level. The first two pieces of the puzzle are pretty standard for people of similar weight and size and not subject to too much manipulation by you. But the activity energy expenditure, how many calories you burn in a day because of how much you move (or don’t move as is often the case) is tremendously variable and the most easily controlled part of the equation. The problem with the metabolism explanation is that metabolic rates between like-size humans with different parents do not vary nearly enough to match the weight gain differences experienced by many chronic dieters. Furthermore, heavier people burn more calories than lighter people when performing the same work. Why is that? READ THE FULL ARTICLE
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