It's hard to believe that the holidays are already here. I love this time of year! I relish the feelings and excitement of the seasons. I embrace the love and warmth of family coming together. I love hearing Christmas music in the stores and seeing all of the festive decorations. I seriously love it all! The energy in the air is of gratitude and of giving more than any other time of the year. Gratitude and love is the most powerful feelings we can have.
But I don't look forward to over eating or do I want the dreaded fat gains that typically come along with this joyful season. As old man winter sneaks up behind us so does all of the delicious temptations to over indulge. But this year can be different. You can keep your lean physique by following my survival guide for the holidays. You don't have to gain the dreaded 10 lbs as the rest of the world, in fact you don't even have to gain a single pound! It's true! You can keep your lean physique and continue to lose weight by following my survival guide for the holidays.
This time of year most people gain anywhere from 5 to 10 lbs of unwanted fat! They become too busy or overwhelmed with the holidays that they don't prioritise time for exercise. Slowly maybe without even realizing it they begin to self sabotage all of their hard work in just a few short weeks. They soon feel low in energy and then find that their jeans are tighter than they use to be. We've all been there and gained the dread extra weight from all the yummy treats our loving relatives & friends so kindly shared.
PLAN FOR SUCCESS
By planning ahead you won't have to gain any weight at all! In fact you can continue to lose fat and gain muscle by planning a head. By eating clean 90 percent of the time you'll be able to maintain your lean hard body. Be sure to eat your biggest meal of the day the first part of the day and the smallest meal at the end of the day. Here is a great guideline to keep you on a road to success by following a healthy eating plan. Remember if your fail to plan you plan to fail, so be prepared and plan ahead.
LivFit Survivor Diet Plan
Breakfast: Make this the biggest meal of the day consisting of lean protein, complex carb & good fat
Mid-Morning: A whey protein drink mixed with water
Lunch: A large meal of protein, complex carb & veggies
Late Afternoon: A whey protein drink mixed with water
Dinner: A small meal with protein & fibrous veggies.
Be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day with Liv Sxinney. If you have cRave I recommend taking it with your snacks to ensure you won't want to eat more than a protein drink. cRave has 5 grams of fiber in each packet along with inulin which is a fat binder - gotta love that!
MAKE TIME FOR EXERCISE
Lets face it, you will probably eat more calories this time of year than you typically do. So you must counterbalance that with more exercise. Make time to workout during the holiday weeks ahead. Wake up and exercise first thing in the morning after taking Go. If you can workout 5 days a week, great! If you can workout 6 days a week that's fantastic!
You have to make exercise a high priority in your life if you want to make it through the holidays without gaining weight. Do 30 minutes of interval training cardio at least 3 to 4 times a week and weight training at least 3 times a week. Weight training is imperative for sculpting a lean, sexy body that you can be proud of.
This year plan for success, imagine yourself fit and thin and then follow through with a successful diet and exercise plan. Plan your meals in advance. Before any social gathering have some cRave and Liv Sxinney before leaving your home. That way it will be much easier when offered a tantalizing treat to say, "No thank you, I'm not hungry." Say that over and over before leaving your home.
By following these survival guidelines during the holidays you'll be physically and mentally prepared to accomplish your fitness goals throughout this wonderful time of the year!