9 tips to help you lose weight this holiday season, especially if you're feeling lazy

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Look we're still reeling from the effects from Thanksgiving, and Christmas is right around the corner, so chances are you might pack on a couple of pounds this holiday season.

However, we've got some amazing tips to lose some weight and keep it off during this time of year, and these are especially helpful for those that are feeling particularly lazy!

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The New York Post compiled a list of 9 tips to help you lose weight this holiday season, especially if you want to be lazy going about it!

Sleep more
Those who get between seven and nine hours most nights have fewer hunger pangs!

Eat more fiber
The NHS says, "There is strong evidence that eating plenty of fiber is associated with a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and bowel cancer.

Go for a walk
A brisk walk can "build stamina, burn excess calories and make your heart healthier."

Shift your eating window
Though studies suggest that fasting doesn’t necessarily help you lose more weight, it may be more simple than cutting down the portion sizes of every meal, and therefore easier to stick.

Ask for a tall glass
The BMJ suggested that the shape of the glass influences the size of the pour when bartenders make alcoholic drinks, and that bartenders tend to pour 28 per cent more alcohol into wide “rocks” glasses.

Swap to green tea
People in studies who have drunk green tea over 12 weeks have lost between 0.2 to 3.5kg more than those who don’t.

Treat yourself
Elizabeth Huggins, RDN, a registered dietitian nutritionist at Hilton Head Health said, "If your health-related goals include weight loss, I recommend parking your weight loss expectations during a time of year that is historically tough on most of us for sticking to the original plan. Instead, strive for weight maintenance."

Drink enough water
Dehydration can make you feel tired, groggy and lacking consternation – all things that may drive you to eat more food.

Have a balanced breakfast
Experts say the best breakfasts are those which are balanced and incorporate a bit of protein, fat, and carbs, and will keep you fuller and satisfied for longer.

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