The holiday season is full of overeating and celebrating a bit too hard over some eggnog. Now that Thanksgiving is over, you may have noticed that you have gained a few more gifts in the form of pounds than you had anticipated. Luckily, it shouldn’t take you a whole season to get back to where you started. We have compiled a list of 8 Ways to Lose Holiday Weight in One Week to help you get back on the right track and enter the new year with a new look.
Eat Less to Lose One Pound This Week
Instead of panicking and setting unrealistic goals for yourself this holiday season, try and take it slow. It is much easier to lose a pound a week by eating right and working out than it is to lose many pounds quickly and end up burning out after a crash diet. By merely subtracting 500 calories a day from your maintenance level, you will have stopped yourself from eating 3500 calories for the week and will have lost one pound. You won’t even have to leave the couch if you don’t want to, even though it would help.
Try to Stand More
Sitting down all day will do you no favors as you try to shed the holiday pounds. The act of sitting down burns around 75 calories per hour while standing up burns around 100 calories per hour. So, just by standing up more throughout the day you can burn a decent amount of extra calories. Standing up more frequently has other benefits than just losing weight. Constantly sitting down can ruin your posture and bring much discomfort. People who sit all the time are also more likely to develop diseases such as diabetes or obesity.