10 Day Turkey Countdown: Avoid Holiday Weight Gain
How to avoid holiday weight gain: 10 simple steps you can take prior to the holiday feast to motivate your metabolism and help scathe off the holiday bulge.
IMPORTANT: If you wish to avoid weight gain this Holiday season, be sure to READ and Print this OUT!
This is your simple, step by step guide to Motivate your Metabolism and enjoy the upcoming holiday feast - guilt-free!
So, with just over a week to the traditional Thanksgiving feast - what are you doing to avoid the holiday bulge?
No need to cut calories, turn to appetite suppressants or do hours of cardio to come out of this holiday feast unscathed.
Grab your 10 Step Holiday Planner to Boost your Metabolism and Avoid Holiday Weight Gain with Ease!
Join me as I count you backwards to the day of the holiday feast, sharing simply nutritional tips all designed to motivate your metabolism. In doing so you start with the results in mind.
This helps you to follow a step by step plan to stay focused and get the most out of each day by eliminating the habits that do not support your end results - How do you want to see yourself after the holiday feast?
Great -then let's make it happen!
~ Day One: Today! Eat ONE meal differently.
Save yourself from the empty calories - make today's calories count. First, be sure to eat something every 3 to 4 hours to keep your metabolism elevated. Second, choose one food item you typically eat and swap it out for a supportive choice.
EX Starbucks Ginger Snap Latte for a Cup of Hot Peppermint Tea
Bag of Chips with your sandwich for the most delicious Fuji apple
TIP: The most satisfying and metabolism boosting meals are made up of a protein and produce (your fruits and veggies)
~ Day Two: Eat Breakfast
Yes, the most important meal of the day. This meal will determine your metabolism, your mood and your calorie intake for the rest of the day. Choose a breakfast high in fiber and protein.
One of my favorites: Rolled oats, greek yogurt, blueberries and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
~ Day Three: Drink a glass of water right when you awake.
The majority of the population is dehydrated. This can lead to increased cravings, feeling bloated, fatigue and slow the fat loss process. Begin your day with an 8 oz glass of water.
~ Day Four: Slow down. ......
How long does it take for you to finish a meal? Did you know, it takes a good 20 minutes for your stomach to send a message to your brain that you are full? Eating too fast leads to miscalculated hunger and the intake of too many calories.
~ Day Five: Eat at home.
I know in my home - the weekends are all about going out for dinner. Well the weekend prior to the holiday feast does not require such a luxury. Save your money, save your energy and save your indulgences for Thursday.
~ Day Six:: Plan it out.
You have 3 days worth of meals to make the most of before the big feast. Map out your breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack ideas, make a list, double check your kitchen for foods you may already have on hand, revise your list, go to the grocery.
Now when you get home...the most important thing you can do - while you put your foods away - begin Prepping them for the week ahead. What foods can you cook ahead, pre-portion out and slice and chop - make it easy on yourself.
~ Day Seven: Don't Drink Your Calories.
This is the fastest way to see results. Take an inventory of how many drinks you have during the day that are loaded with empty - fat storing calories. Make an effort to swap at least ONE drink out for a refreshing glass of water.
~ Day Eight:: Axe late night snacks.
Busy moms are notorious for finding comfort in snacks after the kids are in bed. Beat late night munchies by 1 - making sure you have eaten supportively every 3 to 4 hours during the day and 2- change up your night time routine. For example, turn off the TV, brush your teeth and curl up in bed with a journal or a book. Saves you calories as well as mental energy and fatigue.
~Day Nine: Eat every 3 to 4 hours.
No, I am not repeating myself. The day before a big feast, it is very typical to NOT eat in order to prepare for the binge that is to come. Taking this step is a recipe for Metabolism Disaster!
Skipping meals is the FASTEST way to SLOW your metabolism. So when you DO eat, a larger portion of those holiday calories will be stored away as fat. Stick to your supportive habits and stay on schedule.
Day Ten: Turkey Day! Enjoy this day!
One secret to Fit Yummy Mummy success is that these ladies plan their indulgences.
This is exactly what you have done up to this day - Good for you! It's time to take a break, relax and enjoy these once a year holiday feasts. Difference is, now you can do it guilt-free for you spent the past 10 days prepping your metabolism to effectively take on the food.
Besides, the holidays are about time spent with family and friends -not how much food you can stuff into your belly.
*~*~:: Double Your Results!
Of course you have the ability to double your results when you implement a fat blasting workout routine to your week.
If you have been devoting yourself to hours of cardio and getting no where - do consider that you need to do something different.
15 minute Fit Yummy Mummy resistance training and interval workouts are your answer!
By incorporating challenging, full body moves and perform them in super set style - your workout is over before you know it, you feel energized and the holiday festivities have little to no impact on your results.
How cool is that!
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Holly Rigsby, America.s #1 Fat Loss Expert for Busy Moms and author Fit Yummy Mummy- 16 week program to Burn Your Baby Fat & Get Your Body Back http://www.FitYummyMummy.com . Grab your FREE quick start kit: Everything you need to Get Your Body Back - when you visit the Fit Yummy Mummy Blog at http://www.getfitandyummy.com and begin to Flatten your Tummy and Transform your body in a little as 90 minutes a week!