The hot topic of conversation at the moment between my clients and I, is christmas survival.
My clients have been smashing it lately in the gym, have got their clean eating on lock down and the scales have been showing the results! Now everybody's is panic mode that all will be lost on Christmas Day....
Ok so let's get real guys Christmas Day is just one DAY even if you did a double whammy and went for boxing DAY too.
The reason why people put on weight over Christmas in my opinion is one of two mishaps
1. Beginning of December, you could not move in the gym in peak time, girls on crash diets and classes over flowing, trying to lose 'a few pounds' before Christmas, or get in that Party dress? Women take note....
1. Starving yourself before the biggest calorie fest of the year will do you no favours. Your body will go into starvation mode, insert alcohol, Christmas dinner and a shed load of chocolate... Hello Christmas weight.
I for one am going to enjoy Christmas and eat what I want within reason. The reason people gain weight is not the day itself but the whole Christmas run up and wind down. So the gym is dead again now... Parties have begun, dinners and people are starting to leave the city.
My second bit of advice..
2. Pick your cheats wisely, you don't have to eat every meal, at every Christmas party glugged down with wine or help yourself to every chocolate offered to you around the office. Nobody is saying not to attend if you have three 'events' in one week. Use the one your most looking forward to, your best friends are attending or your just going to have more fun at as your cheat, go to town, starter, main and dessert with your preferred drink or five. No nobody is saying don't enjoy or attend the others, just stay clean make good food choices. Stick to clear spirits if you are to drink and skip dessert.
Lastly family peer pressure... My family are the worst for this ...: 'just have one of these' or literally trying to throw wine and chocolate in my face.
No matter who the offender in question is.... If you've had your fill and you really know you shouldn't SAY NO kids ... Don't worry about upsetting anyone, that person will be upset for what? The whole of a split second?, then will attack the next unsuspecting person with Christmas leftovers... You will be left feeling guilty and it's not them who is going to have to work it off in the new year it's you!
So the moral of the story is enjoy yourself! Choose cheats wisely! And avoid dodgy family members
Have a good one
Much Love xxx
Linda Anne Adamson
My Goal... to make people happy with the skin they are in. To make the best of what they have got.