Well folks,it’s here,Christmas week.The week of trying to get your shopping finished up,trying to get your baking done,tring to get the house ready for family and friends,trying to….boy this is making me tired just thinking about it.
Ok,you probably get where I’m going with that right?Yes the weeks leading up to christmas can be a little overwhelming if you let them.But all you can do is take it one step at a time,just like your weight loss and healthy eating plan.You get up every morning with a plan for your day,a mental checklist if you will.This is how you need to approach your nutrition plan,especially when your busy and maybe a little overwhelmed.
When you get up in the morning,make sure you get your protein heavy breakfast to get your body and metabolism started.Plus this will give you the energy for the start of your day.Short on time,grab a protein shake and a piece of fruit.
Heading out for some last minute shopping,make sure to grab a protein bar or maybe some nuts(I love cashews-full of good fats and protein).Doesn’t have to be a lot,just enough to keep the metabolism going strong.(remember,you need to eat every 2-3 hours)
Now we’re approaching lunch time,you need to eat!I know your really busy and don’t have time to stop,but you need to!If you don’t,you will most likely overeat later!You just need a few minutes,again something with some protein.(I love turkey or ham on whole wheat)
Alright back at it and going strong,firing on all cylinders because you have fueled your body properly thus far today.About the middle of the afternoon most start really dragging their behinds a bit,well guess what,it’s been a couple of hours,it’s time for another snak,you guessed,something with some protein.
Back at home now,it’s late afternoon or early evening and thinking about a dinner plan?Geuss what,you’re most likely going to stick with your plan and have a sensible dinner!Why?Because your not starving,grabbing at anything in sight,you fueled properly all day and now you are more likely to stay on track.A good protein rich,colorful dinner(chiken breast,potato and a salad for ex.) will have you ready for whatever is in store for tonite!(probably wrapping all those gifts you were shopping for)
Now most would stop there,nope you need one more lite snak,something with a little protein of course.Eat a lite snak later in the evening and your less likely to wake up absolutely starving,plus your body needs the protein to make it thru the night.
I know it sounds like your eating a lot here,but you are really just reproportioning the food you eat across the day.It may take a little time to readjust your self,but it will be worth the effort!
And if you have a bad day,don’t worry about it,tommorow is another day,a new beginning.On a side note,during the holidays,don’t completely try to deprive yourself of everything you love,just treat yourself,but remember it’s a treat,not an everyday thing!
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