There are always excuses not go to the gym or eat right, but the Holiday Season is a tough time to drop weight. It’s best to just focus on maintaining your fitness during the Holidays, but now is the time to get working on losing that 10lbs you’ve always wanted to lose.
10 pounds in 2 months
Can more be lost? Yes, but this is a better and attainable goal that can be maintained.
Hit the weights hard for 30 mins, 2-3x/week:
A quick, hard weight training workout can provide accelerated fat loss with minimal stress to the body. This will help you add or preserve precious muscle so you look lean versus skinny and flabby. In 30 minutes you can hit all the basic movements or focus on a set of muscles.
Do physical activity you like 2x/week:
Take up biking, hiking, running, rock climbing, or any activity that gets you doing something athletic which you enjoy. I absolutely love when a client picks up a new athletic hobby. The demands are ever changing and the client always pushes themselves much harder than a workout alone in the gym. I’ve had many clients get in phenomenal shape by adding this in.
Eat less sugar and more fiber:
Sugar is a major contributor to gaining weight in our country. Cut out sugar and foods closely related to sugar like white bread, rice, and pasta. Eat less starchy carbs in general and replace them with vegetables.
Eat Less. :
You have to eat less than what you burn to lose weight. No matter what. This is true for almost everyone.
A few examples on calories:
- A woman 5’5’’ tall, 160lbs, 40 years old, and following the above program would need about 1600 calories a day to lose 10 lbs in 2 months.
- A man 5’10’’, 200lbs, age 40, and following the same program would need about 2300 a day to do the same.
If you stick to these 4 strategies you will find yourself 10lbs lighter and proudly wearing your newly fitted Holiday attire.