I hope you’re having a wonderful holiday season!
This is the time to eat, drink, and be merry.
But let’s face it – none of us wants the bulge that comes with too much holiday indulgence.
If you’re a crossdresser or transgender woman, you know that the closer you stay to your ideal weight, the easier it is to create a feminine body shape.
So how can you avoid an expanding belly this holiday season?
Here are my top 7 ways to avoid holiday weight gain:
1. Allow Yourself to Indulge… A Little
It’s important not to deprive yourself over the holidays. If you do, it’ll lead to cravings, binging, and an eventual backlash.
Treat yourself – but be choosy about what you eat! Save your calories for the foods you truly love.
2. Never Arrive Hungry
Going to a party that will be loaded with tempting treats? The worst thing you can do is arrive hungry.
Instead, “spoil” your appetite by eating a healthy snack before you leave home. This will help curb the urge to binge when you get to the party.
3. Don’t Drink Too Much
There’s nothing like a toast with friends over the holidays. But there are two problems with alcohol:
- It adds a lot of empty calories to your diet.
- It lowers your inhibitions and can lead to eating more than you intended to.
If you’re going to drink, pace yourself – and be sure to drink plenty of water. A good rule is to drink one glass of water for each alcoholic drink.
4. Limit “Tastes” While Cooking
Be careful in the kitchen when you’re cooking and baking. Tasting food while you cook is an easy way to sneak in loads of extra calories.
My favorite trick is to SIT DOWN anytime you eat – even if it’s just a bite. This forces you to be conscious about how much you are consuming.
And remember – a taste isn’t meant to be a meal! Sample the tiniest bit and save your appetite for the main course.
5. Keep Up Your Exercise Routine
It’s easy to let your exercise routine slide during the busy holiday season. Don’t let this happen to you!
Exercise helps burn calories and boosts your metabolism. But even more importantly, it keeps your healthy habits on track. If you stop exercising, it’s all too easy to throw in the towel and let your healthy eating habits go out the window, too.
6. Eat Protein First
It’s not just about what you eat but WHEN you consume it.
Eating protein prior to eating carbs or drinking alcohol helps stabilize your blood sugar. This can help curb cravings, making you less likely to eat the “sinful foods” that pack on pounds.
7. Use Smaller Plates
Studies show that plate size affects appetite, so an easy trick to avoid overeating is to use a small plate. A small plate creates the illusion of more food and makes it easier to control your portions.
Now, let’s celebrate!
What are your plans for this holiday season? Are there any fabulous femme outings on your agenda? I’d love to hear about them, so please share below.
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Hi Lucille I sure do fill up your pages here don’t I do I talk too much or is it just my inner 100% female getting to talk after all these years of being contained for the most part maybe I’m not sure where all this babbling comes from maybe I should go with the name Brook but then again maybe that’s too containing as well will I ever quit talking so much I’ve done a lot of listening trying to make sense of my life only there is no making sense of life I don’t think Love M.J.
crossdressing is a kind of mental realaxation.wearing and bra panty is normal to man also as women wearing jeans.
Lucille: Your tips are right on target as usual. I found the best way to lose weight (or maintain the one you want) is simply this: during a meal when you fill “full” or a little less, stop eating. Yes you may leave some food on your plate. If you’re at home you can save it, or if eating out you can take it with you. If you’re at friends, just say, “It was wonderful but that’s all I can eat.” You will see a difference if this is all you do, believe me!
Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!!!
Donna (in SF)
Thanks Lucille, and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Great tips, I’m going to practice them these hollydays.
You are very pretty..
Merry Christmas Lucille and to all the other girls out there. I am having a lot of fun with all the lights, sounds and especially smells of the holiday season. Your tips are exactly right, however I have an advantage over many of you out there because I had a gastric bypass a year ago. So I can’t eat huge amounts of foods and the 100 pounds I’ve lost makes me feel great. My problem is the other 50 pounds I want to lose and the excess skin that does not want to stay compressed in femme mode. I hope the New Year is much better for all of us and that great strides in our journeys toward our real selves happens for all of us.
Love to all.
Merry Christmas Lucille, love you honey, my breasts are starting to grow now and I am so happy, and I will not eat much during the Holidays, I am trying to maintain my figure