By Jennifer Nicole Lee,
Miss Bikini America 2005, Miss Muscle and
Is it that time of the
year, again? Summer is over, the fall is here, and winter is
just around the corner. What does this mean for the fitness
lover in all of us? We are all in the midst of the yearly
battle where we fight fat all throughout the holidays.
We are constantly bombarded with empty sugar-filled ?gifts?
from our holiday work party, or our family and friends
What is the health conscious and fitness
fanatic to do with all the external pressures to fall into the
holiday rut of eating out of control and munching on whatever
is placed in front of us? Sadly enough, we will
always be bombarded by our own parents, friends and family
with their never-ending requests to eat, eat, and eat some
more! But you will survive, not gain any fat, and maybe even
lose fat pounds, boost metabolism, lose fat
fast, get flat abs and gain muscle
with my ?Dieters Holiday Survival Guide to Fat
Loss?. I?m going to get you geared up the weight loss
for women guide complete with the diet tips, fat
burning exercises, and tools that you will need to fat and
win the war on holiday weight gain.
Don?t get me wrong, I am not here to take
the fun out of the holiday season. Because what would you
prefer? At your next function to have your family and friends
murmur ?Wow, did she put on some weight??, or comment ?She
looks incredibly fit!? I am actually here to help you
survive the holiday season without even gaining one
pound, and maybe even slimming down a bit. And I have
developed a plan that will allow you to enjoy the best of both
worlds. My program will allow you to meet your fitness goals,
without ostracizing you too much from your holiday cheer with
your friends and family. Just read on?I will show you
how to build the best body ever for the New Year!
Let?s get real! The holidays are
surrounded with food, and tons of it. You will be forced and
shoved in front of food, whether you are hungry or not.
Therefore, you must exercise to balance off the increased
caloric intake during this winter time. Some fitness gurus and
so- called experts state that exercise is a choice, and not
necessary. This is a flat out lie, and I am here to tell you
that exercise is mandatory. But don?t think of exercise as a
chore that you must squeeze in between Aunt Barbara?s Yule
Log, and Uncle Steve?s spiced egg nog. Try viewing exercise as
an ?I get to!? not as an ?I have to!? When you exercise, you
are getting fresh blood and oxygen to every cell in your body.
What a ?fat incinerating? treat! And in addition, this
gift giving season, give yourself the greatest gift of all,
the gift of exercise. Your heart, lungs, and muscles will all
love you for it!
And digest this: Treat your workouts like
important business meetings that you cannot be late to, call
in ?sick? to, or cancel. And your workouts are with the most
important person in the world-YOU! You must go ahead and
pre-schedule your workouts as a priority meeting that is
already blocked out. Aim for at least four invigorating
workouts per week. If you get to five in, then
congratulations. And if you achieve six complete workouts a
week, then hats off to you! And the great thing about
exercising is that you get to choose what you love to do best,
such as weight training, yoga workouts,
pilates workouts, working out a home, using an
exercise dvd?s , running for a marathon,
running on a treadmill, or even doing one of my
Fabulously Fit Moms exercise DVD?s from http://aseafood.fitnessmo1.hop.clickbank.net/
Plan Your Food In
To survive this holiday season without
gaining a pound, and even better yet, maybe even losing some
weight, we need to understand ?planning our food?. I call my
own meals and the order and content of them my ?Food Plan?,
not a fat loss diet. I never have called it a ?diet?.
Why? Because what are the first 3 letters of the word DIET?
Yup! DIE! We all don?t want to DIE! We want to live, and live
optimally and eat wisely in order to meet our fitness goals.
So here are my fitness tips, nutritional tips for a
fat blasting food plan.
It?s smart to plan your
meals in advance and to follow a certain system of
eating. To master planed eating and stop eating
accidentally (eating whatever comes in front of us) is when a
true weight loss master is born. Thinking ahead per meal is
one of the best weight loss strategies anyone can accomplish
and master. And don?t get overwhelmed, its pretty
Follow this tried and true food formula:
one lean source of protein, combined with about 1⁄2 cup of
whole grain carb, plus about one cup of a fibrous carb. This
will be for your breakfast, and lunch, and then for dinner
omit the complex carb.
Aim to ?eat breakfast like a king, lunch
like a prince, and dinner like a pauper?, making sure to
concentrate your amount of calories in the early part of the
day. And if you know that you are going to a ?gut bomb? of a
dinner party, and then prepare yourself by eating a healthy
small meal before you go. This small healthy mini-meal will
help curb your hunger and insure you don?t over eat on junk
when you are at the party.
Sample food plan:
Breakfast-the biggest meal of my
Mid morning snack is protein shake made
Lunch is still satisfying large in
Late afternoon snack is another protein
shake with water
Dinner is a lean source of protein with
my fibrous carb of choice (salad, broccoli, asparagus,
Therefore aim to eat early, often, and
taper off the calories as the day goes, and you will be able
to still fit into that ?little black dress? on New
To Drink or Not to Drink, This is
?Tis the season to eat, drink, and be fat!
This is my motto for all of those who are NOT on a program.
Just leaving your body to the fate of the holidays and all the
parties, you pretty much can be guaranteed gaining weight this
season. Those of you who are on a food and exercise plan, our
motto is ?Eat high protein, low carbs, drink water and protein
shakes, and be merry! Your body will thank you by being more
efficient, effective, burning fat faster, and having more
energy to take upon this super busy season.
And now the topic of alcohol! Many of us
are still confused on if alcohol is good for our or not. Here
is the answer in plain presentation. Alcohol is empty
calories, most of it sugar. Its not rocket science to see that
when one consumes alcohol, those empty calories pile on
quickly. In addition, when someone drinks, their appetites
tend to increase, therefore the effects of drinking quantify.
Once scientific study proved that one drinks a cocktail at
dinner, they consume up to 600 calories more, than if they did
not have a drink.
I am not here to tell you not to loosen up
with a cold one, and be a social stiff all holiday season. But
drink in moderation. And if you don?t want to seen unsocial,
simply take a glass of wine or champagne that is offered, take
part in the toast, and sip socially, only to leave most of
that ?sugar? in the glass! And here is another holiday tip:
instead of a fully loaded drink, opt for a ?wine spritzer?
where it?s half the amount of wine that is diluted with a
splash of soda water. Add a twist of lemon, and you have
slashed your calories in half. And if you are asking yourself
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This Season, Let Your Body is a
Walking Advertisement of Your Health
Your holiday office party is coming up
very soon, as well as your family get together to celebrate
the season. One of your first questions is likely going to be
?What am I going to wear?? If your diet and exercise plan is
in order, then what you wear really doesn?t matter. This is
because your body can?t lie! It will show everyone if you have
been ?cheating? on your food plan, or if you have been putting
yourself back on your to do list, and making eating right and
exercising priority on your list.
I remember one holiday season when I was
around 200 pounds (and maybe can you too!) when I would wear
big black baggy clothes, big hair and tons of makeup to try
and ?mask? me being over weight. Now this holiday season, I am
celebrating the fact that I have finally gotten my weight
under control. Now I pride myself in being able to not
hide my body, but show off my physique, and your body is your
biggest advertisement on whether you are living optimally, or
not. It?s your choice, so choose wisely!
Sample Dieters Holiday Survival Workout
On weight training days, aim to perform 45
minutes of weight training exercises. Execute 3 sets of 8-12
reps at a weight that is challenging for you.
On cardio days, perform 20 minutes to 45
minutes of a type of cardio that you prefer.
Sunday, or one day of the week, needs to
be a rest day to keep you rested. This year, you can have your best body ever, and
still enjoy the holiday season with your friends and family.
The key is moderation, making sure you get to your workouts,
and also pre-planning your meals. You can start the New Year
looking sleek and sexy with my tips and fitness expertise in
this ?Dieters Holiday Survival Guide?, and not look like Santa
Clause himself! But rather a super fit fitness