It’s Christmas, and if you’re a food lover, you know what that means. Rich roast meats, alcohol-spiked anything, buttery fruit pies and creamy cakes of every description. Who could resist?
While your taste buds may love you after all that feasting, your waistline probably won’t. And who wants to spend the first few months of the new year working off those extra calories, or worse, going on a detox diet to compensate for the over-indulgence?
Here’s the secret: If you don’t want to put on so much weight after the festive season, you can prepare your body before the feasting begins to get it into serious fat-burning mode. Then, come party season, you can get away with enjoying more of your favourite treats and not worry so much about where those additional calories are going.
Eat to rev up your metabolism
Your metabolism is basically what your engine is to a car. It converts food into energy and then uses that energy to power your body. Your goal should be to “fine-tune” your metabolism so that it burns its “fuel” more effectively. Certain foods and better eating habits can help you achieve this.