With the holidays around the corner, don’t become one of those New Year’s resolution people! Start planning ahead now so that you can enjoy the holidays and still maintain your fitness goals for 2017. A consistent exercise program is key, but you can’t out-train a bad diet. Here are some simple tips to help you stay on track:
Don’t skip breakfast, it’s the most important meal of the day
If it’s not around, you won’t eat it – don’t keep your fridge or cabinets stocked up with sweets if you know that’s your weakness – avoid that aisle at the supermarket
If you are craving something, it’s ok to give in, just keep it in moderation and small portion sizes.
Eat smaller meals every 3-4 hours to keep you energy up and fight cravings in place of overindulging on a large dinner portion later in the evening
Get at least the recommended number of hours of sleep (8 hours) – it will help you lose and/or maintain your weight and will facilitate your body’s daily recovery process
Boredom, stress, anxiety can lead all of us directly to the snack machine – Be Prepared! Keep healthy snacks at work and at home (i.e. plain yogurt, carrots or other raw veggies, almonds, fruit, protein shakes or smoothies)
Buy fresh over frozen to optimize the nutritional benefits offered to you
Avoid heavily processed foods and substitute white processed foods (i.e. bread & rice) for wheat and whole grains whenever possible
Get used to reading labels of everything you purchase – you will be amazed at what you will discover and it will allow you to make wiser informed decisions about what you’re feeding yourself and/or your family
Don’t avoid carbs, just carb up earlier in the day instead of before bedtime
Portion control is key – we’re not saying you have to cart a food scale around with you everywhere – just use your judgment and don’t think twice about taking a doggie bag home when you eat out, it’s a meal for another day
Everyone is time conscious and there are tons of options available that are quick & easy for dinner [especially if you’re cooking fish, chicken cutlets, turkey burgers, etc.] – don’t defer to take out because you’re too lazy to cook.
If you work long hours, take home prepared foods into the office several days a week instead of hitting the deli or pizzeria every day for lunch – you’ll save money too!
Drink plenty of water – avoid soda and flavored water or juice drinks
Everyone falls off the wagon sometimes – if you have a day where you have eaten too much, overindulged in unhealthy food or drank too much alcohol, don’t blow your whole week over it, just get back on track the next day
GYMGUYZ East End would love to help you meet all your goals, so we’re offering a pre holiday special valid through December 31, 2016. Chamber members and their friends/family will receive a 20% discount off any session package starting for as little as 10 sessions.
Please email us at email@example.com or call 631-832-8444 and ask for Dayna Corlito, Owner/Operator. You are entitled to a no obligation, FREE client assessment, so get started today. Don’t wait until January! Gift certificates are also available – the perfect gift for any occasion!
Check out our website at www.gymguyz.com. Thank you.