So it’s officially now the end of summer and if you are like me and coming off the back of a very over-indulgent holiday then you won’t be feeling in tip-top shape. Here are a few quick tips to help you over the cold, damper months.

Don’t panic

When on your hols you will most likely have consumed a copious amount of carbohydrates. Carbs are literally around every corner: breads, pastries, chips, pizzas, more bread, desserts, you name it…all the good stuff right?

Well what happens when we eat more carbs than our body can store (inside muscle tissue and your liver in the form of glycogen)? The excess carbs draw water around the subcutaneous tissue and you appear to put on more weight than you actually have. This is the reason you might have put on over half a stone, or more, of weight.

Don’t panic, your life is not over, this is not all fat and it can be easily lost with the right training and nutrition.

This doesn’t mean avoid carbs like the plague; instead, get back into a consistent training and nutrition routine and you should see the excess water weight fly off.

Don’t get complacent

If you are thinking that it’s now coming to the season of jumpers and trackies, and a little extra fat won’t do you any harm because no-one will see it – stop.

As much as this might be the case, it is a true saying that ‘summer physiques are made in the winter’. You don’t want to be leaving yourself too much work to do come the start of summer 2017. Keep the diet clean, train hard and don’t live off the back of excuses.

Set yourself a target

If you set yourself a target, for example in 4, 8 or 12 weeks I will try lose X amount of fat, gain X amount of lean tissue, Lift X amount of added weight etc, then it gives you something to aim for and be accountable to. Goal setting is a massive part of any health and fitness related goal and is the best way to help you stay on track.

Need some extra motivation? Contact us for a free consultation and say goodbye to excess fat!

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