As you know, we have a couple of holidays coming up here in the states that are HEAVY on the eats.
And with that comes packin’ on the pounds.
If you’ve been doing a good job so far keeping your weight down, you don’t wanna sabotage all your efforts but at the same time, you don’t want some ‘ole watered down, bland, fake versions of your favorite dishes either.
Naw, you wanna THROW DOWN and I don’t blame you one bit!
So, how can you stay fit during the holidays and still be able to enjoy your food?
By doing what a personal trainer once told me…
EARN that shit!
If you’d prefer listening over reading, click the image below. Otherwise, keep reading.
If you want to stay on the right track, start now by foregoing all the foods that hinder your weight or fat loss – knowing when the holidays come, you’re going for the gusto!
Some things you can do to stay fit BEFORE the holidays:
- Work out 3-4 times a week with a good HIIT (high intensity interval training) routine.
- Eliminate or at least greatly reduce your intake of simple carbs (high in sugar and low in fiber)
- Increase your intake of protein, fat (yes fat), and complex carbs (high in fiber and low in sugar)
This way, once the holidays come, you can actually ENJOY your food.
What you can do during & after the holidays:
- Work out the morning of the holiday, before you eat. You may think walking off your meal is a good thing to do and it can be, but it’s even better to get your metabolism up before you eat, then perhaps again afterward to burn off the calories you’ve just consumed.
- Start the day out with a healthy drink such as a smoothie or meal replacement shake for breakfast
- Try to eat as healthfully as possible up until the time you’re ready to get your grub on…
- Enjoy your food GUILT-FREE!
The days to follow (left-overs)…
- Don’t feel the need to eat the leftovers for breakfast, lunch AND dinner! Plan and choose if you’re gonna eat them for for one meal or the other.
- Stay on track with your workouts
- Eat smaller portions of leftovers. Remember, you pigged out the day before so now, be more deliberate with discretion.
A few ways to eat less: drink a glass or two of water before you eat or, have a small salad as an appetizer before you eat. That way, you won’t feel the urge to overeat.
And naturally, once the leftovers are gone, then it’s time to get right back on point with your eating and cut out the stuff that will either hinder or drive you further away from your fitness goals!
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