5 Tips For a Lean Christmas

Hey...

Can you believe its 9 days until Christmas... 

Can you believe the average person consumes 14,000 calories on Christmas Day and Boxing day...

How crazy is that?

So for those of use who are wanting or who are desperate to lose weight what are you going to do about it? 

Christmas is a time to be enjoyed...

I certainly have a more relaxed approach over the festive period, but this isn't an excuse to go all out scoffing everything in site...

It shouldn't be like feeding time at the zoo...

But you can certainly enjoy a bit of ice cream, some chocolates and a couple of glasses of wine guilt free...

Here are the '5 Killer SOS Christmas Survival Tips'...

1) Train every day before Breakfast: I'm not saying go out and run a marathon or try and find a gym that's open. We are certainly closed Christmas day 

I'm talking about a real short, sharp and effective 15 minute metabolic boostser. Done before breakfast....this will boost your metabolism, burn off some calories and improve your bodies tolerance to carbohydrates throughout the day.

2) Choose Your Treats: We all enjoy naughty foods over the Christmas period and that's cool, but choose your treats. 
Are you going to have a large ice cream post dinner? 
Are you going to have a bottle of wine with dinner?
Are you going to demolish a selection box?
Or were you planning to do all three of the above and eat an excessive amount of pigs in blankets? See all of the above are fine as one off treats, but if you start doing all of the above this is where huge problems occur.

3) Drink water with meals: Lots of people end up guzzling empty calories of high surar or alcoholic beverages with meals simply because they are thirsty. Drink water and this could easily save you several hundred calories a day and several thousand over the holiday period.

4) Stay away from Christmas Pudding: Christmas pudding combines sugar, lots of carbs, lots of trans fats, gluten, yeast and alcohol simultaneously. So it's real bad!! It's packed with empty calories. Opt for some carrot cake, ice cream or cheese and biscuits. This can save you several hundred calories.

5) Don't Eat while watching TV: Watching TV can send you into 'la la land' where you have little control of what you are actually eating. I'm sure we have all eaten chocolate, tins of sweets or biscuits while watching our favourite TV shows or movies. Before you have even realised it, you have eaten the whole bag of sweets or tin of chocolates. So be careful with this.

Plus Two BONUS Tips:

6) Stock up on Vegetables: No doubt you will have a mountain of food on your plate for the annual christmas family dinner. But what is mounted up on your plate is in your control. Fill up on nutrient rich vegetables rather than high calorie Yorkshire puddings, cauliflower cheese, pigs in blankets or roast potatoes. 

7) Don't get Drunk: Alcohol can really cloud your judgement and will often mean you get the sugar cravings. People often make real bad decisions under the influence of booze and this also applies to food. So by all means have a drink and have fun, but don't get so drunk that you start phoning in take aways or stealing the children's chocolates.

Finally Please.... don't tell me you are going to do what most people do... I'll just wait until after the New Year and start then start.

If you were to eat well this week and train hard Christmas will be much easier to get throuh without damaging all progress...

People often make this huge mistake and put things off... i

By doing this in the period leading up to Christmas people put on an average of 3-5 lbs...

You have the option now to really start your weight loss journey and get ahead of the New Year Resolution 'Pack' and start losing weight today...

But its going to take discipline...

Have a great day...

The SOS Athletic Excellence Team

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