Friday, December 7, 2012

Five Tips for Fighting The Holiday Five (Pounds, that is!)

The holidays are just around the corner and of course we’re entering the most wonderful time of the year for friends, family and FOOD. As many of you know, it's all about eating mainly. But there is a way to enjoy the holidays and not gain weight. Seriously.

I received a bottle of TwinLab Diet Fuel Forskohlii to try.  Because of the holidays, I've been eating a lot of holiday food so I have gained like an extra 5-10 pounds.  It's hard to avoid the yummy food, especially the meals you get only during this holiday season. I have tried this supplement for a couple weeks and it seems to be working. Keeping track of my weight, I had lost a couple pounds (with addition to exercising) and I didn't feel any side effects from taking it. Directions say to take 1 capsule twice daily 20-30 minutes before a meal.

Tis’ the season to watch your waistline as many of us will put on roughly two to five pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. But the makers of Twinlab Diet Fuel offer these tips to Fight the Holiday 5 and avoid weight gain this holiday season. Here are some great tips for maintaining your weight:

1. Journal What You Eat – Committing to writing down everything you eat from one Hershey’s Kiss to a spoonful of cornbread stuffing will help you become extremely conscious of what you put in your mouth and inevitably will eat less.

2. Never Arrive Hungry – You haven’t eaten a thing because you were saving your appetite for the main event. Now you’ve circled the appetizers twice and can’t help but stuff your face. Hate to say it but cocktail franks, mini quiches and mom’s eggnog quickly destroy your weight management plans. One way to conquer calorie-laden treats is to have a healthy breakfast or nutritious snack before the family dinner or holiday party so you don’t attack the food. (Extra hint! Drink tons of water – it will fill you up and help you with portion control.)

3. Take a Dietary Supplement - With Twinlab’s new and improved Diet Fuel, you can boost your energy levels and metabolism. Now you can shop, socialize and feel great PLUS fit into that holiday cocktail dress. And unlike some diet formulas that are loaded with caffeine, Diet Fuel contains only 120 mg. of caffeine per serving. The addition of chromium helps support carbohydrate metabolism.

4. Don’t Overdo the Spirits – Favorite holiday drinks like hot toddies and martinis can range from 200 to 1,000 calories a glass. Instead ring in the New Year with a traditional toast of champagne or enjoy dinner with a glass of red wine or vodka and club soda at 60 to 100 calories a pop. Light Beer is a good option too! (Drinking not only adds calories but it also lowers your inhibitions so you are more likely to indulge in overeating.) And always drink responsibly, whatever you choose.

5. Increase your Exercise A Tiny Bit Every Day – If you want to taste all of those turkey trimmings, just make sure you shake that booty. An extra ten minutes on the treadmill or fifteen minutes spinning all adds up. Also, take advantage of exercising here and there throughout the day. Shopping at the mall? Park further away and walk at a brisk pace from store to store. Washing the dishes? Fit in some squats. Decorating the tree? Dance like no one’s watching. Remember if you eat more, exercise more to balance things out. (A typical Thanksgiving dinner is 7,000 calories so use that pedometer.)

WHERE TO BUY: You can purchase online at GNC.com. Thanks to GNC Canada, they are offering my readers $3.00 off Twinlab Diet Fuel. Use coupon code: 20376

Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product from the company/PR Company in exchange for my review. The opinions expressed in my review are my own personal and honest thoughts. No other compensation was given.

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