Top Tips for a Happy Fitmas
Christmas time is one of the most amazing times of the year, and its important that you make the most of your holidays and take the time to relax and chill out with family and friends.
Enjoying Christmas does not mean that you can’t train or still keep your health and fitness on track. I believe that by making a few adjustments to your diet and training routine you can do both…100%
Firstly, I would start by getting myself into a slight calorie deficit of around 200 to 300 calories a day, 7 to 10 days before Christmas. This deficit may vary for individuals however will ensure the excess we eat won’t leave too much lasting damage.
Make time to exercise; if you go to a gym get sessions scheduled in a dairy or book up some personal training sessions for extra accountability. Our our personal training gym in Glasgow offers all our clients advance booking for sessions after Christmas to ensure there is no Christmas hangover with their health and fitness. This allows them to start January 2019 with a sprint rather than a sluggish few weeks of failing to get back into their routine.
Secondly, I would suggest trying a 6 to 12 hour fast on Boxing Day, this will help reduce your calorie intake based over the week so you could essentially build in this deficit so you don’t put on any body fat over the Christmas period. Fasting may help you get you back on track as after Christmas, as we all over eat…yes even me and I am personal trainer! One thing to remember is that this is not the end of the world, and if we commit and make a few simple changes we can adjust back into our fitness routine fairly quickly.
This blog is to help ensure you enjoy Christmas and keep your health and fitness goals in mind too. Remember you are not on a 2 week holiday so try to keep your calorie intake reasonable and make sure you get some training sessions scheduled.
If you would like any advice or help setting up a training plan for 2019 we have personal training and group training sessions available in Glasgow so don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Wishing you all a great Christmas and start to 2019!