Use your free time to fit in calorie-burning workout routines and to prepare delicious healthy meals.
True, there is more to get done this time of year. But most of us get at least a few days off too. Use that time to fit in a number of good workout routines that burn some serious calories and fat (a 50-minute run burns nearly 600 calories, or two days worth of calories toward your 5-pound goal). Carve out more time for workouts by doing your holiday shopping online.
Do make time for regular, healthy meals. You never want to miss a meal, or change the timing of your meals. When you eat is key for weight loss, especially during the busy time of the holidays. Make sure you eat a small meal or snack every holiday shopping all day, bring something to keep you going, like a peanut butter sandwich and a piece of fruit.