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A Guy Walks Into A Bar: Brian’s Post-Holiday Tips

3 Jan

A Guy Walks in to a Bar:  Tips for Shedding Holiday Beer Weight

So the holidays have come and gone and all I’m left with a pile of brand new clothes that fit just a little too tightly.

Don't opt for the easy way out.....

It’s a well known fact that everyone tends to overindulge during the holidays and the weight you gain as a result will stick with you unless you do something about it.  I’m just going to give you a few tips to help get rid of those winter lagers you’ve been toting around your midsection.

  1. ­Ditch the leftovers.

 

 If your family is anything like mine, you still have tons of cookies and candy all over the house.  Get rid of them.  If the temptation to chow down on a couple of cookies isn’t there, you will be more likely to opt for a healthier alternative or simply not snack. 

2.  Get back to your beer.

 

Now that you no longer have to impress your family with your taste in fine beers, you can go back to drinking Bud Lights and Natty.  Sure, you lose the taste but your wallet and your gut will be happy.

3.  Get back in the gym.

 

Make sure you put extra cardio into your workout to burn off a few more calories.  I recommend 30 minutes to an hour total in addition to your lift to help get you back on track.  If you’re running on the treadmill I would do a 10 minute warm up, lift, and then 20 minutes at the end of the workout.  On the elliptical, I would do the same warm-up but probably 30-45 minutes at the end of the workout.

4.  Clean up your diet.

Make it your new year’s resolution to cut something out of your diet that is bad for you.  I’m thinking this year I will cut out soda (except as a mixer of course!).

These are just a few simple things to keep in mind when trying to kick-start your weight loss after the holiday season.  Happy new year!!

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