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I help people get healthy, and more importantly, stay that way so they're not miserable and just slowly dying for the last 20 years of their lives, which IS the "norm" today.
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16 days till Christmas! (Don't you hate people like me who remind you of that? :)
I'm one of those rare people that genuinely enjoy all things Christmas- the food, the music, the visiting, the shopping, and especially the decorations (I have to physically stop myself from acquiring any more decorations- I have a large house, but there's just no more space).
Regarding the food... it's a challenging time for everyone, I know. I mean, it's everywhere! Even the most committed falter. No matter how determined you are to "behave", you'll end up over-indulging. It's inevitable.
In my opinion, a realistic goal is to just maintain your current weight, fitness and health. If you can make it through the holiday season at the same level you went in, I would consider that a success. Don't set yourself up for failure and don't let your guilt about what you "should" be doing ruin your enjoyment of the
Rather than beating yourself up, it's better to just have a back-up plan for when it happens. That way you can just move on and get back on track.
So this week I'm providing you with an easy, quick strategy to minimize the damage. It's so fast and simple, yet effective. You can't help but feel better about yourself when you apply it.
Enjoy! (Eat, drink and be merry)
90 Second Trick to
Stop Fat Storage
The reason this "trick" works is that it makes extra calories go preferentially into your muscles rather than being stored as fat.
It depletes the energy stored in your muscles which primes them for asking for more energy (that way, most calories will go into your muscles). Without that happening, any "extra" calories get shuttled into fat storage instead. It's like filling up ice cube trays: an empty tray will accept more water then one with only a few missing (lame analogy, I know, but I couldn't think of a better one).
Here's all you need to do:
Perform short bouts of simple body weight exercises, lasting at least 90 seconds.
Use a combination of exercises that activate larger muscles (like your legs, chest/arms/back). For example, squats, lunges, jump squats, push ups, pull ups, tricep dips, etc.
Go as hard as you can (using good form
of course) for at least 90 seconds.
Ideally you would do this 15-30 minutes before eating, but you'll benefit if you do it within 90 minutes after too.
The best thing is, it's fast and you can do it pretty much anywhere. If you're at someone else's house, you can even do it in the washroom and no one will know.
So there you are... the perfect back-up plan.
You need one. I need one. EVERYBODY needs one.
Especially during the holidays.
Another Grateful Customer...
"I have so much more energy and willingness to participate in activities than I did before. I can play a full game of basketball without subbing out if we are short of players. One comment I overheard recently from an opposing team's player as she was subbing out was "watch out because she is really quick!" I didn't think I'd ever hear that in reference to me!
This past year we've taken two vacations - I was able to wear a bathing suit on the beach and not feel like everyone was looking at me and making some derogatory comment. It is very possible to continue with the program while on vacation (with a few allowances so you don't completely deprive yourself!)
I believe I had such success because my husband and I were both doing the program together. Also, we were given vital information on nutrition, exercise and the science behind supplements in moderate doses so we weren't overwhelmed."
Because Laughter Really IS Good Medicine...