Saturday, December 4, 2010

Tips to Stay Lean and Fit During the Holidays (part 3)

The final 3 tips in the quest for a happy and healthy holiday:

7. Exercise at home. You’ll be more inclined to follow-through on your exercise commitment if you don’t have to drive somewhere to do your workout. Plus, you won’t waste any time on driving, parking, the locker room or waiting to use equipment. Working out at home requires very little equipment (it even can be
equipment-free) and is quite inexpensive (and who isn't trying to save time and money at this time of year!)

8. Avoid wasting calories on alcoholic beverages. The average alcoholic drink contains 150-200 calories per glass. Indulge in just 2-3 drinks and you’ve swallowed the equivalent calories of an entire meal! If you partake in these beverages, choose wisely. For example, instead of having a full glass of wine, try mixing half a glass of wine with sparkling water or with a diet beverage. Or, drink low-calorie beer. This will help cut your calories in half. Drinking excessive alcohol will also stop your metabolism from burning FAT! Not too mention that feeling you get when you wake up the next day feeling tired and dehydratedTry drinking one glass of water for every alcoholic beverage you consume...your BODY and your BRAIN will thank you!

9. When running errands or shopping, be sure to pack some fat-burning snacks to have on-hand.
Some great examples are Protein Fudge Bars and Baked Granola Cookies from my e-book “4 Week Fat Incinerator Formula”. Or, purchase some good quality Protein Bars instead.  Then after you work-up a big appetite, you won’t be tempted to grab something at the mall food court or the fast food restaurant on the way home.

And lastly...tell yourself -
“ I will allow myself to indulge a little and also make healthier choices”.  The Power is the choosing…..when you allow yourself to have what you want you are less likely to overindulge. One of the most powerful things I teach in my "4 Week Fat Incinerator Formula”  is the mental aspect, particularly visualization. What you can do is to picture yourself making healthier choices and feeling great in your best holiday outfit!

Happy Healthy Holidays!

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