Easter Fat Loss?????
Here’s a few tips for managing the next week…..
This is a tricky time for a lot of folks – if you know what you’re planning to do or you don’t mind gaining some weight because you are training like a beast and need the kcals then this isn’t for you. The rest of us…..
It’s Easter this weekend and that means there’s more chocolate around than any other time of year, and if you’re trying to get some good habits going that makes it really tough.
Temptation is there, but also there’s the feeling that you don’t want to miss out.
So here’s a few tips:
1. Don’t try to lose fat. This seems kinda counterintuitive but hear me out first……
If you try to lose fat then either you won’t or you will likely miss out on all the Easter goodies.
Aim for weight maintenance.
If you try to lose fat but don’t then it’s a fail.
If you try to maintain and do then it’s a win.
Same outcome, different result.
2. Be realistic. One large egg and a big lamb roast is nothing in the scheme of things.
4 days of chocolate buffet plus alcohol plus lazing around will have an impact.
If you get like 5 eggs, consider donating some (one to me, if you wish:).
3. Get active. The kids are off, so that’s perfect time to head out and do some steps at the beach.
It will wear them out, increase your activity levels and cost a ton less than going somewhere you have to pay to get in.
4. Exercise portion control and mindfulness.
After the first 3 mouthfuls of a food you don’t actually enjoy it that much any more due to what’s known as the Law of Diminishing Marginal Utility.
Sure it still tastes good, but you attribute a massive amount of the “this is incredible!” To the first bite, and this halves as you go. Do you hear me?
If you look back on eating something you remember the peak (bite 1 & 2) but not really bites 7 & 8.
That’s why you eat more at buffets or in situations where you have more choice….interesting hey?
It’s also why there’s always room for dessert – you get full and kinda bored of your main, even if it’s nice but it doesn’t excite you any more, but the cheesecake and fudge cake does!!! Have you been there?
If you get a massive egg, eat 1/4 slowly and mindfully. You probably won’t be bothered about smashing the whole thing.
Have a Happy Easter
Personal Trainer & Nutritionist