Firstly, Happy New Year to you all!

I’m hope you all had a wonderful holiday.

I’ve noticed during the festive season it is commonly seen as a period of time to overindulge and enjoy the finer things of life’s rich tapestry, but it is also a period of time where we as a people find ourselves falling victim to our weight ; where it can be seen to spiral out of control.

We can avoid this through carefully constructed measures to reduce the likelihood of rapid deviations from normal weight levels.

Now more than ever is a period of time that I would really champion Calorie Counting. I know this can be perceived to be a very tedious activity to partake in, but in this season it could prove to be invaluable to your own personal health. Calorie counting can be conducted where each and every meal would be weighed and broken down into their macronutrient bases (Proteins, Carbohydrates and Fats) and their contribution to your health would be gauged on a meal to meal basis. Getting your TDEE (Total Daily Energy Expenditure) measured will help tremendously with this as it will help you to work out your daily caloric needs and allow you to work out for yourself how much you want to eat to maintain/ gain/ lose weight.

You may find the macronutrient break down unnecessary if your aims are confined to raw numbers regarding caloric intake and outtake but if you still harbour gym related ambitions the monitoring of macronutrients may be something you may find to be necessary to you as different diets have different demands. The Keto, Vegan , Vegetarian and General Gym (high proteins) diets all have varying macronutrient related demands.

Another technique I would recommend undertaking would be one of Intermittent Fasting; this isn’t for the weak minded as it requires serious levels of consumption related discipline. There are several methods of Intermittently Fasting:

The 16/8 method: This involves skipping breakfast and restricting your daily eating period to 8 hours, such as (commonly) 1–9 p.m. Then you fast for 16 hours in between before going on to begin your consumption the following day.
Eat-Stop-Eat: This involves fasting for 24 hours, once or twice a week, for example by not eating from dinner one day until dinner the next day

Above are 2 of the most common examples of Intermittently Fasting, again I must stress that this requires a tremendous amount of discipline. But this method of food consumption has great benefits in line to counteract issues you would suffer from the act of over-eating.

Increases blood levels of growth hormones, increases as largeas 5-fold. This aids in fat loss and muscle gain.
Weight loss because you consume fewer calories

Subtle conditioning may be seen to be of great use to you through the acts of consuming more water to feel bloated and limit the consumption of further meals. The water weight will then be lost in urination where as the food is more likely to stick on your body. This can trick you into thinking your “full” before you are to limit weight gain.

I hope the tips and advice mentioned within this article goes on to help you maintain your body weight levels or even better help you achieve your desired body.


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