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A Quick Tip On Holidays and Working Out

holidays-and-working-outI am currently in Perth attending my fifth Biosignature class. If there’s one thing I can say about being a student of Charles Poliquin, it’s that the learning just gets better and better.

A good student typically retains 10% of any given information and that’s just one reason I attend a minimum of one Poliquin course each year. The layering effect, coupled with the plethora of new research and knowledge that Charles always has to share, means that I rarely get more than 10 minutes into a class without learning something new.

While my busy and somewhat over-worked brain starts to collate some of the new nutritional ‘gold’ I’ve learned in just the first 2 days, I thought I’d share with you a quick tip on working out whilst taking vacation. This was my response to one of my Platinum VIP mentoring ladies, who mentioned her upcoming holiday when I was reviewing a week of her food diary.

Over the next few days I will be putting together a post with the top 10 tips I’ve learned so far in this course – including Charles’ number one tip for fat loss for women!

the ‘rules’ on holidays and working out

Regarding taking a 5-week break from exercise – you could be structured and do some gym training while travelling or even some body weight circuit type stuff in your room or outdoors.

But I also think it’s great to take a proper break once a year. I don’t mean turn into a couch potato! I know you wouldn’t do that anyway 🙂

I’m talking about introducing additional exercise in other areas; perhaps walking or hiking, doing some sport type stuff? Just keeping active but in new ways. Due to the reduction of cortisol, many people come back from holidays leaner even if eating more indulgently!

One thing you can do to minimise the holiday food damage is have one day each week which is ONLY protein and a little good fats, so basically extremely low to no carbs. The rest of the time, be sure to eat as much as you like of low GI GREEN vegie carbs (not including beans and peas), and plenty of lean good quality protein.

As far as day to day whilst travelling, eat as well as possible through the day and save the treat meals for dinner.

That way you minimise cravings as well as total ‘extra’ food consumption.

Happy holidays!

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Do you have any tips of your own for maintaining or finding the ‘balance’ whilst holidaying? Do share with me, and the other Woman Incredible ladies!

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