Friday comes along and there are so many opportunities over the next 48 hours to derail your fitness and nutrition focus that's been on point all week - up until this point. What do you do? Avoiding temptation can be a big challenge! When Monday comes around you risk feeling bloated and unmotivated because of overindulgence, which can set off a sluggish tone for the remainder of your week. Here are my tips for keeping up a healthy routine while still making room for fun!
Don't "save up": Avoid cutting down or starving all day to enjoy your meals at night. Skipping your breakfast and lunch will ultimately lead to weight gain or make it harder to lose! A drop in blood sugar, lack of energy and lack of concentration are just a few of the downfalls of the starve-and-binge technique. Chances are that if you wait all day to enjoy your favorite foods, you will consume twice the amount because you will be hungry.
Snacks: Have protein-rich snacks during the day. Filling yourself up on healthy snacks that contain protein will help keep you full and stop you from eating large portions at meal times.
Be active: Use your weekend as an opportunity to socialize with your friends while doing something active. Walking counts as exercise so planning a nice afternoon hike or a window shopping trip is a perfect way to stay active. Consider taking fun exercise class that you typically don’t have time to enjoy during the week.
Shake it: Letting loose on the dance floor is a great way to burn calories.
Keep your morning routine: Don’t skip your workouts. The best thing you can do is aim to keep your exercise and sleeping routine intact. Sleeping in for a long time in the morning may actually make you feel more lethargic throughout the day, and we all know that feeling tired makes us more prone to reaching for unhealthy snacks or lazing around for longer than we intend to. Getting up at your regular time will help you to stay energized and maximize your weekend!
Watch your drinks: Try to avoid drinking too many sweet drinks. It’s amazing how many calories can be hiding in coffee drinks and alcoholic beverages - staying hydrated with water will help you to pass on sugary options.
Make every minute count: Think active all weekend long. Take the stairs, park in the furthest spot from the store or get outside and go for a walk. It’s so easy to stay inside the house and eat – the more active you are, the less time you have to snack on unhealthy treats.
BURN provides you with a daily workout calendar containing different playlists each day that are designed to get you the best results - even on the weekend! So you can leave the planning up to me and just remember to open up your schedule for a quick fitness fix. A full day of nutritious recipes on Sundays includes grocery lists which make eating healthy both simple and delicious; no more holding back until Friday night! Start your 7 DAY FREE TRIAL to begin your transformation today!
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