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3 Tips to Avoid Weight Gain Over the Holiday Season

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Holiday season. Yep, this is the time where we tumble through a bunch of food-centric holidays back to back to back—Halloween candies, Thanksgiving feasts, Friendsgiving dinners, Christmas cakes, holiday parties and free booze, New Years Eve parties and more booze.

So you know what lots of celebrations and heavy meals spell right? The high potential for weight gain. That’s why today I am going to help you avoid the holiday fifteen with three tips to stay fit during the holiday season.

Take up a winter sport like snowboarding or skiing – Both sports torch calories, especially if you aren’t particularly good at them and fall over a lot. I would say snow tubing isn’t a sport and doesn’t really burn that many calories, but if it’ll get you out of the kitchen, go for it! Obviously, the time spent on the slopes will also take your mind off all the holiday treats you could be pounding. Plus, you will probably be exhausted after a day in the snow and want nothing more than to climb in your warm bed and doze off, instead of whip up a meal.

Go for a long walk after meals – Not only is this good for digestion but going for a walk will help to keep the pounds at bay as you burn off the calories you have just consumed. Also, getting out of the house and clearing your head means a lesser chance of nibbling on food that you definitely don’t need.
Intermittent fast – Since most of the heaviest meals around the holidays tend to be dinner, go light on breakfast and lunch or skip it all together so that you can enjoy your social holiday parties and family dinners without any guilt.
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What’s Her Secret (to that body?) – *New VIDEO!

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Hey Everyone

Have you ever seen someone on the street who looked amazing (body goals in the flesh) and wondered what it takes to look like that, but of course couldn’t go up to a perfect stranger and start digging into their personal life. Who hasn’t, right?

In this series, Camille Hugh, best selling author and fitness blogger, asks random New Yorker’s to go in depth and reveal exactly what they do, eat, and their philosophy to have their enviable figures – and they answer. From their weight, height, how often they eat out, and whether they count calories, no question is off limits.

There’s more than one way to look amazing; get ready for the T from real people on getting and staying slim and fit.

 

Transcript:

Camille: Hi everyone, I’m camille and today i’m doing another one of our series of what’s your secret. Today I’m in Prospect Park in brooklyn and I found someone hanging out on the grass. What’s your name?

Dana: My name is Dana

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Skinny Doesn’t Equal Weak – Ask Kacy Catanzaro (Ninja Warrior)

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10547491_10152173023625925_4326358908783838735_nWant proof that being skinny and having a thigh gap doesn’t equal being weak, anorexic or unhealthy? I give you Kacy Catanzaro.

Catanzaro is a five foot (5′) tall, 100 pound gymnast, leaving cross fitters, personal trainers, Navy SEALS, and the like in the dust by being one of the first women ever to qualify for the season finals of the obstacle course show, The American Nina.

 

The division 1 gymnast, who won division of the year, displays incredible qualities of strength, body control, stamina and power despite her small frame in the video below.

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Cardio Dance Workout – Calvin Harris “Thinking About You”

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calvinharriscardioA new cardio dance workout is up on my youtube channel. This week, I’ve choreographed a full body routine to Calvin Harris’ song “Thinking About You”. If you ever wished working out didn’t have to be so boring (which might make you do it more) today is your lucky day.

Every week a new video is added, so make sure you subscribe to the channel. Leave your comments below to let me know what you think of the workout – how many times you did it all the way through – and to request the next song!

The full video is available after the jump

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