When the temperature drops, what’s the one thing humans are all too quick to put on? (Hint: It’s not more layers of clothing.) Nope, we’re talking about KG’s. Studies show most adults gain at least two kilos during autumn and winter, and these kilos are likely to add up over the years. But there ways to avoid that dreaded winter weight gain.
CREATURES OF COMFORT — WHY IT MATTERS
With the winter months comes a stack of occasions (and European holidays) centered around food— and a whole lot of reasons to overeat.
Of course, winter also brings colder temperatures, and when body temperature drops, it’s natural to crave foods that provide warmth (since the body transfers energy from food into heat). The only problem is, those warm n’ tasty comfort foods are often rich in carbohydrates and high in calories. And adults who gain weight during the winter season aren’t terribly likely to lose it. This means those extra KG’s can accumulate over several years of Winter hybernation and cosy social gatherings around food.
On top of the temptation to stuff our bellies with hot toasties, shorter days and less sunlight might also mean less exercise. One study found that participants were least physically active in the winter, and most active in the spring.
TIPS ON HOW TO MANAGE WINTER WEIGHT GAIN
Hit the fruit basket. Eating a piece of fruit before heading out can take the edge off hunger and help prevent overloading on carbs.
Scope out the menu when eating out. Check out the healthiest choices available before filling up a plate. Then, aim for filling half of the plate with veggies, and the rest with lean protein like skinless roasted turkey, chicken or seafood.
Keep a food journal. Tracking everything we eat can make us more aware of our food choices, especially during the our ‘get away for winter’ holidays.
Get busy in the kitchen. Cook up healthy comfort foods that are lower in calories and fat.
Beware of the winter drinks. Hot winter drinks may hit the spot, but drink in moderation— they can be full of empty calories and loads of sugar ..watch the hot chocolate with marsh mellows and full cream milk as they are no good on the waistline and even the skin.
Get moving inside. If staying indoors is the only option, there are plenty of ways to stay active. Instead of watching a movie, try sweating it out with an exercise DVD.
Bundle up and get outdoors. Exercise can help curb winter weight gain, and one study suggested prolonged exercise in cold weather boosts metabolism.
Which brings me to our BEST solution to really HEAT things up (especially just before Spring hits), and that is to have a specific end goal in sight (a defined goal to hit within a specific time frame) to keep you focused and consistent with exercise especially when all you want to do is watch Netflix and munch on Tim Tams. That’s why we created our 21 Day Bikini ATHLETIX Challenge.
Why do a challenge with Bondi Vixen? And how can you truly achieve any results in such a short amount of time?
Well the answers are SIMPLE! Its a combination of 3 significant areas that we tap into:
- Effective & Intense Functional Training Workouts SPECIFICALLY designed for the Female Body.
- Our SHRED Plan created specifically for the 21 Day Challenge PLUS the use of our SECRET Weapon, ATHLETIX Whey Protein
- Personal Attention in a group environment including a GOAL SETTING session, FUNDAMENTALS PT session to learn Technique plus Fitness Assessments & Tracking
ITS A NO-FAIL VIXEN FORMULA…don’t be the one watching the awesome TRANSFORMATIONS being posted this Spring. YOU be the TRANSFORMATION!!
We are that CONFIDENT with our program that we will offer a 100% money back guarantee if you don’t achieve the goals we set out from the start! Lets loose that Winter Weight and get ready for Spring!