Though we may love to blame the season's forgiving fashions, familial feasts and cold weather for winter weight gain, the true culprit remains our everyday, on-the-go choices.
Break the binge/resolution cycle — for good! — with these 7 simple tips & tricks:
Sleep Yourself Slim
New research from the University of Chicago confirms that a lack of shut-eye can actually make you eat more. So much so, that simply increasing your zzz's can save over 1,000 calories/day! (To maximize results, slather on a rich, silhouette-shaping creme — like Bliss Fat Girl Sleep — nightly before bed.)
Sip On This
Created exclusively for Caudalie, this delicious blend of organic herbal teas helps to promote drainage and acts as the perfect diet aid. Sip hot or cold, throughout the day, to help keep cravings — and excess lbs. — at bay. Ecocert certified.
Yes, you read correctly. Whether you brave the challenge with or without the Amex, an afternoon of walking around, browsing the counters, and trying things on can burn as much as 550 calories.
Work It Out
You don't need to hit the gym for two hours a day to see results. A few quick and easy moves — like these from celebrity trainer David Kirsch — can help create and maintain a firm physique.
Watch What You Drink
At 500 calories, a Starbucks 16-ounce Eggnog Latte has almost twice the calories of a regular-size Snickers bar. Then there's champagne, which rings in at about 90 calories for a small flute; 495 for a bottle. So what to do? Don't skip all of your favorite holiday beverages, but do be mindful when consuming them. Liquid calories, carbs and fat are just as naughty as their solid counterparts.
Curb cravings and plump your pout with Purplelab's Huge Lips Skinny Hips, an innovative lippie that boasts both orange peel extract (to boost metabolism) and Hoodia (to suppress appetite).
Reboot Your System
A nutrient- and vitamin-rich juice fast — like Blueprint Cleanse — can help to shed weight, "shrink" your stomach and, most importantly, make you more aware of what you're consuming on a daily basis.