By: Anthony Campo
The holidays are normally a time where it becomes more acceptable to get lax on your nutrition and training. Holiday foods and vacation normally lead to a few (or more) pounds of unwanted weight by the end of the season. Here are some tips to make sure that does not have to be you, and so that you don’t take any unnecessary steps backwards with your goals.
Tip 1 – It is more what you do the other 99 percent of the time. Be consistent with your training plan and reward yourself for 1 or 2 meals, not all day or for weeks. You will enjoy more and you will keep your progress.
Tip 2 – You should have an idea of your baseline of positive and negative choices in regards to your goals on a daily basis. If you increase negative choices during the holidays then you must also increase other positive choices to balance it out.
Tip 3 – Add in bodyweight exercises at home before “cheat meals” in order to optimize body chemistry.
Tip 4 – Drink more water, green tea and protein shakes throughout the day.
Tip 5- Eat a healthy meal before you eat your cheat meal.
Tip 6- Healthy cooking/eating tips
Use Coconut or Macadamia Oil for frying.
Use lots of seasoning instead of adding extra sugar or omega-6 fatty acids.
Eat Veggies and Meat first before starches in order to better control blood sugar and insulin spikes.
Use Green Beans and Cauliflower instead of pasta, rice or potatoes if you are trying to regulate carbohydrate intake.
Eat more whole foods and less processed foods or bakes goods.
Get creative with deserts – Questnutrition.com