We understand the social element that the weekend brings to your lifestyle, be it with a partner or friends and family.We also understand that you’ve grafted hard all week and it’s time to let your hair down.
Wholeheartedly we agree with you.
But remember… Losing body fat is a process that requires some caloric restriction.
Learning to manage your lifestyle, in my opinion, is the most important aspect in getting consistent progress underway. So how do you manage your lifestyle to make progress, whilst also enjoying your time off with friends and family?
I’ve written my top 7 tips to get YOUR lifestyle inline to keep progress moving in the right direction without zapping away your social life!
- Don’t Go Shopping Hungry – Being in a state of calorie deprivation and low blood sugar whilst being surrounded by your favourite foods is a “recipe” for disaster.
- Utilise Zero Calorie Drinks – Diet and zero calorie drinks can be a great way to satisfy a sweet craving whilst also providing a short-term feeling of fullness which can get you through until mealtime.
- Set Calories Aside – If you know you’re having a social and want to enjoy some of your favourite foods which are higher in calories you can remove calories from earlier in the week.
- Use Branded Restaurants & Takeaways – Branded food organisations typically have stricter preparation systems in place. Calories cost money. Larger organisations do everything they can to maximise profits and get meal consistency from branch to branch. With this, you have a greater chance of being able to control the calorie content of your meal.
- Get The Greens Down – Green vegetables are great, very low in calories, high in volume and are fantastic for us in a number of ways. They create the feeling of fullness which can minimise the chances of overeating.
- Get Rid Of “Naughty Food“ Labelling – Food corporations have aggressive brand building and marketing techniques. The colours, fonts, packaging, shapes and smells are all there to make the product more appealing. From the second we see in in the aisle to when we are visualising cracking the seal. Try emptying foods into generic Tupperware containers.
- Use Protein Snacks – Protein increases satiety – the feeling of fullness in between meals. Fats and Carbohydrates on a calorie by calorie basis don’t provide anywhere near the satiety that protein does. Swap out snacking on sweet treats and crisps for things such as biltong, protein bars & protein shakes
Adjusting your lifestyle can be a daunting task, our coaches are always on hand to give free advice. So if you feel like you could use an expert opinion on your specific case Contact Us.