You booked a holiday...
But forgot to diet.
^^^ Or just kept putting it off...Go here >>> https://frucifit.com/even-im-jealous-plan/ to get some of the exact steps I use on my body transformation programme to lose weight, keep it off, and help you feel more confident in your skin.
And it brings me on to...
'The 7-day bikini blitz'
You know, where we:
* Stop eating all carbs <<< because they're fattening...
* Eat lettuce
* Try some smoothies
* Put on an old exercise dvd that reminds you just how unfit you are
And I get it.
Holiday is a time to relax, unwind, and have memorable moments with those that mean the most to you!
Mojitos by the pool.
Enjoying local foods.
Exploring new places
The chances are, you want to look your best and feel confident when you're on the beach, sitting by the pool, and spending time with loved ones.
You see, 3-4 years ago..
I, too, would:
*Give up my favourite foods (until the day of my holiday where I would binge...)
* Remove ALL carbs (because I thought they made me fat)
* Add in a ton of cardio (Because I thought this was the best way to lose weight).
^^^ Yet, this is a recipe for fat REGAIN!
So what does pushing the 'panic button' do?
Well, initially, you may see some weight loss (in fact, you will)
And depending on how much weight you have to lose, this is a good thing.
Excess fat and weight not only increases our risk of diseases, such as diabetes...
* Reduces joint issues in our elbows and knees so we can't move around as easily, making everyday tasks even more of a slog
* You'll sleep better (CLICK HERE to find out just how much sleep can be worth)
* You'll get less common colds due to your immune system working better
* You'll decrease the risk of complications pre and post pregnancy
* You'll decrease the risks of developing diseases post menopause
What happens when we actually go on holiday and are free to indulge?
Yep, that swing from doing loads of exercise + undereating...
TO little exercise + overeating (cocktails, ice cream AND CARBS)
Is a bit of a SHOCK to our metabolism.
So, we put on weight, feel depressed and start dieting AGAIN when we're back!
^^^ And the vicious cycle continues.
Point is, we're never in control of our eating and how we look.
So here's 4 strategies you can utilise to:
* Lose some fat AND keep it off even if you haven't got too much time
* NOT get fat whilst ON holiday
(or even lose 1/2 kg like my client Paul did after 2 weeks drinking vodka and enjoying all the local Polish food and, as for my client Billy, well she enjoyed pastries in France STILL came back losing fat...)
1- Make sure your "diet" ends 1-2 weeks before your holiday -
What I mean is that you want to actually start eating (slightly) more and doing (slightly) less cardio in the few weeks before your holiday.
This allows your metabolism to adapt and can prevent rapid weight gain!!!
2- Go Explore -
Get walking. No, you don't NEED a gym. Go explore the local areas and - if possible - avoid taxis and public transport.
When on my honeymoon in the Caribbean last year, I don't think we would have seen such beautiful places if it wasn't for some of the walking (and bike tours) we did.
If you want to do some 'structured' exercise on a holiday, do a hotel room workout or see if your hotel has a gym: squats, lunges, jumping jacks, and leg raises (perhaps followed by a walk / run on the beach)
3- Think "full" and "satisfied" -
It can be difficult to get enough protein in when you're away (unless you're all-inclusive) but it will help keep you full and satisfied.
Lean meats, fish, beans etc. (accompanied with fruit and veggies for your fibre!)
And don't forget WATER.
Because let's face it, you're probably going to be drinking (I'm not talking about water)
And this makes it even easier to skip the water...
4- Eat less often but when you do...GO BIG -
This strategy is useful for when you're exploring and out and about.
For example, you might have a big, satisfying breakfast with your favourite pastries but then not eat again until the evening where you indulge in some local food, cake, and cocktails (obviously).
But, by not picking throughout the day and sticking to "usual" meal times (e.g. lunch), it means you can still enjoy your favourite food and drinks and minimise the possibility of overeating.
Finally, don't stress too much.
If you take one thing from this, make it point number 1 <<< finish your fat loss phase of your 'diet' 1-2 weeks before your holiday to help your metabolism adapt.
And don't forget that you're on holiday to enjoy yourself and create memorable moments that you'll cherish forever.
PS. I just want to leave you with what one of the members of my body transformation programme said in her 60-day review:
"those two new habits don't take as much time and energy as beating myself up all day for eating out of control and hating my body and how I can't fit into clothes..."
^^^ Powerful stuff
And that's the difference between a 7-day bikini blitz and a body transformation that gets you back into your favourite clothes for good...that you thought you never had time for