Friday, May 30, 2008

Losing The Baby Fat

Losing The Baby Fat - Holiday Eating Tips

Summer is fast approaching. The following was written by Holly Rigsby of Fit Yummy Mummy and gives good advice on losing the baby fat over the holidays (especially these summer holidays).

Weekends are hard enough as it is, when a holiday is attached it only exposes you to more temptations!

No need to worry, what follows are 2 simple tips to help you enjoy this festive weekend without the guilt and added pounds that come from overindulging.

HOW to EAT - Plan Ahead

You know the quote..."No one plans to fail - we simply fail to plan." The amount of damage you can prevent by simply having an idea ahead of time what you will eat and drink this weekend will save you bunches of extra calories and guilt.

Going to a BBQ?
Be aware of choices - Grilled Chicken over Hamburger
Be aware of portion sizes - go for palm sized protein, load up on fruits and veggies, choose spoon sized tastes of high calorie sides
Be aware of calories consumed - avoid high calorie appetizers andmultiple servings
Be aware of hidden calories - condiments count too and consider what you choose to drink.

It is very easy to go to a cookout and consume well over 1,000 calories worth of food and drink. Simply being aware gives you the control to at the very least minimize your calorie intake, preventing the addition of unwanted pounds.

HOW to MOVE - Super Set It and Forget It

The past four days I shared the BEST moves to boost your metabolism and burn more fat - now for the FUN part of putting them all together so you have a PLAN to follow.

The essence of the Fit Yummy Mummy workout plan is based around short burst resistance training. This simply means pairing two exercises together and perform back to back with little to no rest. You will repeat this sequence 2-4 times depending on your fitness level.

Sample Workout:
A1 Squats (lower body)
A2 Push Ups (upper body push)

B1 Lunges (lower body)
B2 Row (upper body pull)

C1 Wood Chop (full body - core)
C2 Plank (core)

Repetitions of each move range from 8-15.

Give it a try and you will be amazed at how much you get done in such a short period of time. Since the time you have this weekend is most likely limited, you now have no excuse. All you need is 10 -15 minutes. Plus this is a great way to start your day - feel energized and less likely to make choices that may undue your efforts to get and stay fit!

Losing the Baby Fat

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