The fat season is here!! Being in Southern California and having pretty consistently amazing weather (even shorts and flops type heat during Thanksgiving), I often joke that our seasons are not determined by the traditional climate changes but the sports seasons; football, basketball, hockey etc.
Well the biggest and most impactful season is starting NOW. And it starts earlier every year. It’s the FAT season. This is defined by the endless barrage of bargains on candy for Halloween on sale in the middle of September, followed by Thanksgiving parties and feasts, and rolling into the Christmas season parties, massive calorie intake, and less time or interest in your health and fitness.
Its no wonder that people get to January and realize they just packed on 5-10 pounds of Yuk, and feel lousy.
Here are a few tips for combating Phase one of Fat season:
1) Purchase your Trick or Treat candy when its needed. We tend to jump on the bargain purchase of candy early, leave it around the house or office for easy access and eat it because its there.
Save yourself tons of sugar calories and don’t get it until its time to take to a party or use for trick or treat.
2) Donate the leftovers: Whatever is left at your home or office, find a place to donate. If it’s not in your view, you won’t eat it. Move it on. (The military accepts and appreciates donations.)
3) Eat only a small bite size and move on. If you must have some of the trick-or-treats, choose a small portion only of your favorite and enjoy it. Try to eat it after you have had a balanced meal, so the sugar is blended with your meal rather than infused in your system on its own. Keep it to one small piece per day.
If you have any questions or comments, please share. Phase 2 of combating the Fat season coming soon.