Weight Management During the Holidays
Since my birthday is one week after Thanksgiving, three weeks before Christmas and four weeks before New Year’s, I’ve always allowed myself to “free-feed” during the winter holidays. Unfortunately, I still haven’t taken off the weight from last year, so I’m going to have to stick to my strict contest-diet guidelines this year:
Weigh myself once a week on the same scale and at the same time.
Join a free, on-line calorie counter website. (They have the calorie content of most national brands as well as restaurant and fast food chains.)
Eat one cheat meal, or go to one holiday party per week. Wear my favorite high heels, spend all week thinking about the menu, but under no circumstances can I bring home any leftovers. In fact, I can’t even make my cheat meal at home—it’s too easy to extend the cheat “meal” into a cheat “day”.
No alcohol, except with cheat meal.
Verify my Lean Body Mass (LBM) vs. Fat weight through hydrostatic (under water) weighing. My LBM has dropped significantly over the last five years, which I believe has caused the slowing of my metabolism.