How To Lose Belly Fat and Still Enjoy Christmas

Cropped shot of a young woman measuring her waist in the bathroom

Santa Clause is a jolly old dude, but I can’t think of one person in this world who wants to look like him. All those cookies and milk the children leave out for good old St. Nick have taken a toll on his midriff.

Still, what’s life if we can’t enjoy our favorite traditional treats during the holidays? The good news is, you don’t have to deprive yourself and watch others have all the fun for fear of getting a jiggle belly like Santa. The key is to have a plan before starting out on your holiday rounds.

Once again, here’s the key:

In order to lose one pound, you must cut 3,500 calories. In order to lose one pound a week in a healthy manner, you must cut 500 calories a day.

If you cut 250 calories every day from your food and drink intake and exercise 250 calories worth, that’s 500 less calories you consumed in one day.

Women should consume no less than 1200 calories a day.
Men should consume no less than 1500 calories a day.

So figure out how much weight you want to lose and adjust your calorie intake and exercise regimen accordingly.

Get up off the couch, put the book down, or the computer, step away from the tv, get your butt in gear and make it happen for yourself.