Friday, December 30, 2016

Feeling Better And Losing Weight After The Holidays

After the holidays you might be feeling sluggish, tired, and bloated. Here are a few tips to help get you moving in the right direction for the new year.

Do a kitchen purge - Clean out your frig and pantry, replacing unhealthy high sugar foods with more healthy options.

Eat breakfast - Always start the day day with a healthy breakfast that includes protein. A doughnut or high sugar cereal is not a good choice. My favorite breakfast is eggs with wilted greens. Yummy!

Add exercise to your daily routine - Even if you workout on a regular basis you can see improvements by:
  1. increasing intensity
  2. changing your routine
  3. working out more days per week
  4. trying a new activity
  5. joining a fun fitness class 
  6. adding additional steps/activity throughout the day
Drink more water - Don't drink your calories in soda, sweet tea, and alcohol.

Eat more vegetables - Start every meal by adding more vegetables to your plate. If your plate is full of healthy vegetables you won't eat as much of the higher calorie / less nutritious food. Every snack should also include fruit and/or vegetables AND protein.

Stop unconscious eating - When you eat pay attention. Put the food you intend to eat on your plate. Sit at the table. Enjoy every bite. STOP eating in the car, watching TV, or sitting at the computer.

Never supersize - If you do occasionally go to the local burger joint or all you can eat buffet. Decline the supersize options and don't go back for seconds.

Relax! - Rest, which includes getting enough sleep and finding ways to reduce stress, is key for weight loss. Sleep, read, meditate, take a walk, soak in a warm bath... learn what works for you and make time for yourself daily.

Want more help? Contact me anytime to schedule personal training.