if you fail to plan....... you plan to fail!
During these holidays, try and maintain your weight. Don’t stress over counting calories or trying to lose weight. Have a small bite of your favorite high calorie foods and enjoy this opportunity to cheat a little. BUT.... watch your portion sizes!!! Keep them small.. the size of a bar of soap or deck of cards.
The MOST important nutritional habits to maintain:
1. EAT BREAKFAST EVERY DAY
2. DRINK 2 LITERS OF WATER DAILY
3. KEEP A SNACK MIX WITH YOU AT ALL TIMES
Snack mix: raw almonds, raw walnuts, raw pecans, raisins, unsweetened coconut and unsweetened chocolate.
4. GET AT LEAST 6 HOURS OF SLEEP EACH NIGHT
The MOST important fitness habit to maintain:
1. DAILY CARDIO for 30 minutes @ a high rate of intensity See my 30 minute Fat Melt Muscle Building workout or fast walking, jogging, swimming, treadmill, elliptical. (walks in the neighborhood, beach, or the park do NOT count)
Don’t let your cardio slide. Once you break this habit, it is THE most difficult to cultivate again. It is like starting from the beginning. Remember how difficult cardio was & how much your quads & butt hurt when you first started?
By eating breakfast, drinking water, & doing your cardio DAILY, you will be amazed how well you will sleep. And when you sleep….. your stress hormones are controlled. The more stress hormones controlled, the less likely you will fall prey to emotional eating, thus increasing that "pudge factor."
DO NOT GO TO HOLIDAY PARTIES/MEALS HUNGRY!
YOU’VE JUST LOST YOUR CONTROL & have set yourself up for FAILURE!
So, go... enjoy yourself knowing you armed with the ammunition you need to maintain control!
Tomorrow’s blog....hints on making it thru the Holiday office party.
Until Next Time......