All things in moderation

Genesis Fitness has completed Stage 1 of a comprehensive renovations plan across all of their clubs.

MODERATION AND SELF-CONTROL: What you put in your mouth is one of the few things you can control in life, a fact worth considering during the Festive season.

MODERATION AND SELF-CONTROL: What you put in your mouth is one of the few things you can control in life, a fact worth considering during the Festive season.

Christmas is coming and it is OK to enjoy yourself with your family.

There are so few things that you can really control in life, but what you put into your mouth is one of them.

David McGillion, from Genesis Fitness, offers some tips to maintain moderation and self-control as summer sets in and the holidays start to take over.

Keep to smaller portion sizes

It is often not about what you eat that makes you gain weight, but how much of it you consume. Maintain smaller portion sizes. For instance, ask for a smaller plate and only allow yourself the food that can fit on it.

Don't go back for seconds

Limit yourself to just one helping. It will take some will power, but who said maintaining your weight loss goals would be easy?

Eat slowly

It takes time for the brain to tell you you're full. If you tend to be a fast eater, you risk consuming more calories.

Drink water before a meal

By drinking a glass or two of water before you eat, you are limiting the amount of room in your stomach for food.

If you are seriously interested in consuming fewer calories, start drinking more water and you will find yourself eating less.

Don't eat at every party

Many of us have to hit up two or three holiday gatherings in one day because of extended family. Rather than eat at all of them, limit yourself to eating at just one. Your family will understand.

You will feel better having moved, it isn't punishment for pudding, but a chance to reward your body with movement.

Genesis Fitness

Genesis Fitness has completed Stage 1 of a comprehensive renovations plan across all of their clubs in the Hunter/Newcastle area including Mayfield, Cooks Hill, Maitland, Rutherford and Warners Bay.

With the installation of new cardio and strength equipment and the best in market functional training zones in multiple locations across the Hunter, Genesis Fitness has everything you need to see you stay healthy through the Xmas period and into the New Year.

For more information visit www.genesisfitness.com.au

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