How To Lose Christmas Pounds

Oh Christmas pounds,

Oh Christmas pounds,

How tight you make my waistline...

Tis the season to start rethinking our dietary habits once again, after a long holiday season of stuffing our faces with delectable dishes and packing on pounds. Egg nog, fruitcake, figgy pudding, cakes, pies, Christmas cookies. All these wonderful and festive holiday delights are a surefire recipe for fatness. And then we all stand around and wonder, How can I lose those extra Christmas pounds?

The best way to lose the weight you have put on this holiday season is to do the opposite of what you have been doing to your body. You've been bingeing on sugary treats, and that send a chemical message to your body that it should store up lots of fat for the wintertime. Which might work out okay for you if you are an Eskimo. Aside for the high blood pressure, cholesterol, and risk of heart attack and stroke that is associated with high sugar intake.

However, if you are living in a civilized society, you will be looked down upon for being big and fat during the winter just the same as you were during the summer. Even as everyone encourages you to continue eating cookies and cakes and pastries. Can you believe it's 2010 and people still believe that a muffin is a healthy breakfast? It's nothing but a cupcake!

No, the solution to holiday weight gain is to eschew all sugary treats and get back to basics: meat, vegetables, nuts, and berries. Just like our ancestors ate. Very little sugar means low insulin levels, which means your body will happily burn its stored fat instead of holding onto it and clogging your blood vessel, organs, and waistline.

It really is just that simple, folks! If you want to know how to lose weight after the holidays, you have to look at all the things that you did to get where you are at, and undo them.