The time of year is just around the corner when most of us gain a little bit more than presents….Have you heard of “The Holiday 7”? Yep, it’s true. Most folks put on an extra 7 lbs over the Holiday Season. It’s so easy to do that too with all the great traditional foods that we love to indulge in. However, you don’t have to give in to that. You can easily remove 7 instead of gaining it. All you have to do is include workouts that will crank up your metabolism like the “Cellulite Circuits” Quick Anywhere Free workouts that you can get here => http://cellulitecircuits.com and if you need a little help in the nutrition area your just in luck because fat loss guru Joel Marion is offering his “Holiday Fat Loss Black Book” FREE for the next 48hrs and you can grab that here => http://cheatyourwaythin.com/holiday
Also be sure to include the following 3 nutrient rich foods when you happen to overindulge to help offset the damage that’s caused by metabolizing all those goodies. Researchers at the USDA at Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center say that the more you consume, which we know we all will in a few weeks, the more the body produces free radicals that can cause disease like diabetes, heart disease and cancer. So try to get these 3 foods in along with the pumpkin pie and stuffing.
1.) Drizzle Vinegar
Including a tablespoon of vinegar with your meal, maybe drizzled on your salad, should calm the spike in blood sugar that occurs after eating a big, carbohydrate-rich meal. This sugar surge is a problem particularly for people with diabetes, who can’t clear glucose out of their bloodstream. For the rest of us however, this spike usually is followed by a drastic drop which then triggers hunger again and starts the cycle all over. But in a 2005 study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association showed that, consuming about 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar along with a bagel and fruit juice slashed the after meal rise in glucose by 50%. It also resulted in subjects eating 200 to 275 fewer calories throughout the day. Bonus! They think the acid in vinegar may inhibit the digestion of the starch, " so the starch is turned into something like fiber, which can’t be digested well,” says Carol Johnston, Ph.D., R.D., professor and chair of the department of nutrition at Arizona State University. I usually use balsamic vinegar and oil on my salad anyways, but for the holidays I’m bringing out the Braggs.
2.) Drink Red Wine
I love red wine partly because I enjoy the taste and the other reason (I usually have an ulterior motive) is that the Antioxidants in red wine, called polyphenols may reduce the negative impact of high-fat foods, according to a study published in the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology last January. The study proved that people who ate a turkey cutlet cooked with wine had 75 percent lower levels of MDA (malondialdehyde) – a by-product of fat digestion linked with heart disease – than those who had the cutlet without wine. Other research also shows that a compound called resveratrol in red wine mimics the effects of caloric restriction and improves health in mice. So get cooking with red wine or enjoy a glass with dinner. But remember, moderation is key!
3.) Eat Fruit
If you’ve over-indulged in a decadent meal, consider fruit for dessert. Last April, the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, showed that eating antioxidant-rich fruits like: grapes, berries, cherries and kiwi – helps minimize the free-radical damage that occurs after a meal. Eating calorie packed meals, without antioxidant-rich foods like fruits and vegetables, may have harmful effects over time, so do as the Italians do with their many course meals and finish it off with fruit.
If you have any other tips on how to curb the "Holiday 7" please leave them in the comments section below. So get going, drink, move and be healthy.