ABC News correspondent Mara Schiavocampo, author of the book, “Thinspired” lost 90 pounds. No matter how much weight people lose, the holidays can pack the pounds back on. Schiavocampo has decided to share her post-holiday diet and fitness tips to help you get back on track.
Be Honest About the Damage
After the holidays, many of us don’t want to step on the scale or get out the tape measurer. However, Mara says that we need to because we need to survey the damage. Knowing what kind of damage we have done will help us stay stronger because we don’t want to make things worse. The “Thinspired” author says that it will help us curb temptations and allows us to set new goals.
Set New Goals
Whether you only gained a few pounds or a lot, after the holidays you need to set new goals. Be sure to focus on the positive rather than the negative.
Have Intense Workouts
Schiavocampo said that to fight the post-holiday weight gain, you need to have a good, intense workout. She explained,
“Sweat is like an instant reset button. It does wonders for the mind. I have found that absolutely nothing makes me feel better than a really tough workout. It makes me feel strong and empowered. It puts me in a better mood and gives me the healthy perspective I need. Most important, it starts that positive feedback loop. One good workout makes me want another one, and another one.”
Look Ahead of You
Everyone makes mistakes and has setbacks. It does no good to focus on those. What you need to do is look ahead of you. Schiavocampo compares it to driving a car. Nobody drives while focusing on the traffic behind them. If they did, they would keep crashing.
For more tips on how to lose weight and learn more about Mara Schiavocampo’s success, visit Thinspired.com.