On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m sharing 3 rules that I personally use to stay lean and healthy during the holidays, on vacation, and while traveling.
With the holidays almost here, one of the number one questions I get is:
“Brad, how do you resist all of the holiday temptations?”
Here are my 3 rules when it comes to Living Lean over the holidays.
It’s just one day.
Remember this, because it’s very important.
Living Lean is a lifestyle.
You’re not going to ruin all your hard work with one day of bad eating.
It take weeks and months and years of bad eating to ruin your gains.
This is why I have a “let loose” policy on special occasions.
My “let loose” policy consists of forgetting about calories and macros, and just eating any of the foods that are served, as much as you want, until you feel satisfied, but not sick.
I can do this, because I know when I wake up the next day, I’m going to be back on the Live Lean train.
That’s called commitment, and as a Live Leaner, I know you’re right there with me.
If you’re going to go beast mode for a workout, this is the time to do it.
This allows your body to burn more calories, at a higher rate, and burn off those excess calories.
This will help you burn more glycogen in the muscle cells, so more nutrients from your meal can be stored for good.
Your workout needs to be more than a typical 15 minute ride on the elliptical cardio machine.
I recommend you do one of my workouts from my Live Lean Afterburn workout program, if you have access to a gym.
Or, if you’re on the road and visiting family, use one of my Live Lean 15 no equipment bodyweight only workouts.
It’s time to go beast mode.
This pre-meal should consist of:
A big ass salad is a great pre-meal example.
A good option would be to add the following to your salad:
This pre-big meal salad will keep your hunger in check, so you can enjoy 1-2 cookies and be satisfied versus going bananas on the whole plate of cookies.
Once again, Living Lean is a lifestyle.
It’s not a “I’m on a diet this week”, so I can only drink water and eat celery type fads.
Trust me, you don’t want to be that fitness freak that is missing out on spending the holidays with family and friends, because there may be alcohol and treats there.
Having balance is what allows us Live Leaners to rock it 365 days a year.
Trust me, once you get to that Live Lean mindset, your body will change forever.
Lastly, thank you for:
Keep Living Lean and Happy Holidays to you and your family.
Damn that’s good!
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Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.