Here’s a user-friendly Holiday Survival NUTRITION Checklist for you to use – it’s pretty cool and it works 😉
The Ultimate Holiday Survival Guide Nutrition Checklist
Use the following nutrition checklist to stay on track during the holidays.
For each of the 10 NUTRITION standards you meet in the outlined checklist below, you earn ONE point.
If your goal is to maintain your weight during the holidays, then you MUST achieve at least 5 total points each week.
If your goal is to reduce your weight and lose body fat during the holidays, then you MUST achieve at least 8 total points each week.
___ Did you say NO at least 90% of the time when the sweet tin or plate of biscuits was passed around the office or your workplace?
___ Instead of bringing a dessert or chocolates to work for everyone to enjoy , did you bring something more healthy like a veggie or fruit platter with a healthy dip? Make sure it’s festive – Use green, red, orange and white veggies and fruits!
___ Did you skip the bread and breaded appetizers at holiday dinners and parties? Remember, bread and flour products are useless carbohydrates devoid of good nutrition.
___ Have you told yourself that sugar and sweet treats will kill you? Avoid eating sweet treats by eating protein
___ Did you eat healthy, balanced meals containing protein, whole carbohydrates and fats the day of a holiday party instead of starving yourself and “saving” your calories?
___ Did you stay away from alcohol at 90% of your holiday events? Remember: alcohol causes your body to store fat and not able to burn fat for days, and when you add sugar to it, it makes it even worse.
___ Did you stick to mostly protein and veggies at holiday dinners and parties?
___ If you have to bake holiday treats over the next two months, did you bake something low in sugar and high in fibre, protein and healthy fat? Remember that artificial sweetened foods are not any better. Stick with less real sugar or use Stevia/Agave Nectar and you’re body will look better
___ If you can’t exercise due to holiday commitments, did you keep your carbohydrate intake lower and focus mostly on proteins, vegetables and some fruits?
___ If you know you’re going to eat more carbs than your body needs at a holiday event, did you plan this into a carb cycling routine? The day prior, eat a lower carb diet, and then the day following, eat a no carb diet – Give yourself an extra point if you also did a damage control workout.
Follow these guidelines, make sure you get your points every week – you’ll lose fat rather than gain it….
Watch out for the Work Out Checklist to help you achieve your body transformation goals….
Eat Clean – Train Hard – Expect Success!!
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