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Keep The Weight Off These Holidays

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by Ms. Samantha (subscribe)
Ms. Samantha - PhD Candidate, Psychology INSTAGRAM SAMANTHAGAUCII
Published January 1st 2013
Easy ways to not add extra kilos on these holidays
[ADVERT]I do not know about you, but I know for myself, holidays can be the worst time for stacking on those few extra kilos. Often, it is to hot to cook or you are already out and decide to grab lunch or dinner there. When I say holidays, I am not just referring to the Christmas Holiday period; I am actually referring to all holiday breaks in general. Being a Uni student is the worst for holiday breaks; we are hardly ever at Uni and our semester holiday breaks last forever.

Therefore, after watching many hours of television and surfing the internet, I have gathered a few tips that can help you stop adding on the extra kilos and still enjoy eating out.

Drinking Water

fiji water
Photo: Verne Equinox
Drinking water before a meal can help you consume fewer calories. The water fills you up and therefore, you eat less.

Go Large? Say no!

The next time your ordering a value meal at McDonald's or a combo at KFC and are asked "would you like to go large or upsize?" Say no. A lot of us get sucked into this calorie trap. We see extra value for only a dollar or so extra, but the calorie jump is massive. Did you know a small chips from KFC is 100 calories and a large is 227 calories?

Dressing on the side

When ordering a salad at subway, ask for the dressing in a separate container. Often when restaurants or take away food places use salad dressing, they over do it. Salad dressing contains a lot of fat and sugar. By asking for it separately, you control the amount you use and the calories you consume.

Drumstick not breast

Photo: Michael Saechang
When ordering a meal at KFC or Red Rooster, try and ask for a drumstick and not the breast piece of chicken. A drumstick piece of chicken is only 120 calories, whereas the breast piece is 360 calories.


These are just some tips I have come up with. Please share your tips with other Weekend Notes readers.
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