HOW TO AVOID PARTY SEASON WEIGHT GAIN!

 

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The Holiday Season is all about celebrating, togetherness and a little bit of indulging… in moderation! Here are a few easy tips to help you avoid party season weight gain.

Divert Your Attention

Many people forget that there’s more to a holiday party than food, Goldberg tells WebMD. “Don’t look at the party as just a food event,” she says. “Enjoy your friends’ company or dancing. Focus on something other than food.” Chatting is a great diversion, whether you’re at a small family dinner or a large party. Take your mind off of food and focus on the conversation.

Pace Yourself

Have you ever tried telling yourself you’ll only eat during the first half hour of a party? This strategy is a mistake. If you cram in as much as you can in half an hour, you chew faster. Chewing more slowly will fill you up with less food.

Choose your nibbles wisely

Good-quality cheese, seafood, nuts and chocolates bring much taste and enjoyment to the palate, while cheap crackers, pastries and chips do not. Savour the experience of eating good-quality food occasionally rather than stuffing your face with high-fat snacks.

Stop the “all or nothing” attitude to dieting

Rather than mentally writing off the next four weeks in terms of your food intake and activity patterns, think like a thin person. Enjoy good-quality, tasty treats in controlled amounts, but balance them with nutritious summer foods including salads, seafood and fresh fruits. Look as the time off over this period as an excuse to move your body more and you will be well on your way to a fitter and healthier 2016.

Don’t go to parties hungry

A common mistake is overindulging on high-fat pastries, chips and dips while waiting for the “real” food to arrive. Avoid overeating at cocktail events by ensuring you do not arrive at an event starving. Have a filling snack 60 to 90 minutes before you go, such as an apple and cheese and wholegrain crackers or a handful of nuts.

Keep active!

Yes, holidays are for relaxing but keeping active either through your HYPOXI-Training, going for a walk, playing some beach cricket or even walking km’s around the shopping centres, every little bit helps!

SOURCE:

http://www.webmd.com/diet/10-ways-to-avoid-holiday-weight-gain

http://www.bodyandsoul.com.au/weight+loss/diets/avoid+christmas+weight+gain+altogether,8119

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10 THINGS TO DO IN WAIKIKI!

With HYPOXI giving away a luxury holiday to Hawaii we thought we should check out what our lucky winner can get up to in Waikiki – that is whilst they’re not relaxing on the beach in their #bodybyhypoxi

#1 Firstly you can’t go past the beautiful Waikiki beaches including the most popular Waikiki beach! You can swim, snorkel, sunbake or take your first surfing lesson! 

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 #2 Talking about surfing… why not learn from the masters of the long board, the Waikiki Beach Boys. 

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#3 Learn to strum an ukuele or dance the hula at the Royal Hawaiian Center 

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#4 Go for a picnic at Kapiolani Park and then check out the Honolulu Zoo nearby 

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#5 If you’re after a little more relaxation why not try the Na Ho’oola Spa at the Grand Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa Waikiki  

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#6 Need some retail therapy? Go shopping at the Waikiki Beach Walk 

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#7  Test out some of the delicious Hawaiian dining experiences… try to keep as HYPOXI friendly as possible! 

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#8 Get those walking shoes on and head out on the Waikiki Historic Trail

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#9 If you’re interested in History then venture to Pearl Harbor to get the most out of your stay on Oahu! 

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#10 And lastly, take in the views from one of the most famous landmarks in Hawaii, Leahi Diamond Head State

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HYPOXI Friendly Dinner #inspo

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ROASTED EGGPLANT AND TOMATO SALAD
See full article here: http://ahealthylifeforme.com/roasted-eggplant-and-tomato-salad/
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Serves – 4
Author: Amy Stafford
INGREDIENTS
  • 2 medium eggplant, 3 cups cubed
  • 6-7 medium tomatoes, 3 cups cubed
  • 5 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt, divided
  • 3 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • ¼ cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 4-5 large basil leaves torn into small pieces
 
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line two baking sheets with foil.
  2. Cut ends off eggplant, slice into 1″ slices, then quarter slices.
  3. Toss eggplant with 1½ tablespoon of olive oil and ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt.
  4. Place on first baking sheet.
  5. Cut tomatoes into 1″ cubes and toss with 1½ tablespoon of olive oil and ⅛ teaspoon of kosher salt.
  6. Place on second baking sheet.
  7. Place both baking sheets in oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until eggplant is soft and starts to caramelize (darken around edges)
  8. Remove both sheets from oven and let cool.
  9. Place eggplant and tomato, vinegar, remaining 3 tablespoons of olive oil, pine nuts and toss.
  10. Top with torn basil and parmesan cheese.
  11. Serve.
NOTES
You can allow this to sit on the counter and marinate for an hour or store in the refrigerator covered for 1 day.