Those who are flexible in thought, will inevitably succeed.
As a teenager with a restrictive eating disorder, I used to love and hate the winter holidays: I enjoyed the joyful atmosphere and – most of all – the gifts, but I was also terrified of eating too much and not exercising enough. Sound familiar?
In my years of coaching, I’ve helped my clients overcome their own holiday anxiety. With this article, I’m going to give you three methods that can help you do the same:
Each method is devised to suit one of three of the more common scenarios I’ve come across so far:
1. You work super hard on your fitness goals for months and swear to yourself you won’t stray even once over the winter holidays.
However, if you happen to eat a single unplanned mince pie, all hell breaks loose: you panic, think, “Fuck it,” and find yourself losing control over food more often than you’d like to until January.
2. On the other hand, maybe you’re too afraid to eat anything “unplanned”.
As a result, you maintain your physique… but you’re also watching your friends and family drinking wine and eating dessert, wondering why you can’t sit back and relax like everybody else.
3. Maybe you don’t quite experience either of the extremes I’ve just described, but you’ve never had a holiday where you felt confident that you were doing your best to both enjoy the celebrations and continue making progress towards your fitness goals.
I lived Scenario 2 for at least six winters before I realised that it doesn’t have to be this way.
You can eat a mince pie or two without overdoing it every single day.
You can maintain your physique without restricting your diet to three “healthy” foods all the time.
Finally, you can strike the balance between staying on track and enjoying a slice of Panettone.
Read on to find the method that can work best for you.
What’s the two things they tell you are healthiest to eat? Chicken and fish. You know what you should do? Combine them, eat a penguin.
Working out your calorie and protein targets is relatively easy. Any free online calculator can do that for you.
Actually hitting those targets? Not so much.
That’s where this article comes in, covering four ways to hit your calorie and protein targets every day, without fail.
Two of these strategies will apply to you if you have the time to pre-track your food.
The last two will have you covered if you need to track on the fly.
Therefore, whichever your experience, you’ll find something of value in this article and, most importantly, you’ll be able to apply it to your own circumstances straight away.
Let’s dig in.
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