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How can I enjoy holidays and trips away during my fat loss programme?

When holidaying or having a weekend away, you’ve got three main choices. Neither is better than the other, as long as you align your choices with your expectations.

  1. Continue doing exactly as you do at home. No need to take the weighing scales but track the best you can and stick to your calorie target.~

  2. Say “sod it” and enjoy your holiday with little regard to nutrition.

  3. Somewhere in the middle of these two extremes. Try to find a way to eat relatively well but still have some flexibility.

This could include:

  • Apportioning some calories for alcohol/food “treats”.
  • Increasing your calories slightly and aiming for maintenance.
  • Being more restrained on some days and less so on others.

All you need to do is decide what you’re going to do. It really doesn’t make a blind bit of difference to me – it’s your life, it’s your holiday! Everyone has different goals and priorities. As long as you don’t have two weeks of indulgence and then complain about the weight gain – just be realistic and own your decisions!

In summary, our options are:

1: Prioritise the holiday and do what you want.

2: Prioritise progress and stick to your calories.

3: Somewhere in the middle. Aim to maintain, so have a drink and the odd treat but don’t go mental.

The majority of my clients choose option three – somewhere in the middle. But some do one of the other two extremes. It really doesn’t matter. Do what is right for YOU! 🙌💪

The same applies to days when you are going out for a meal. You can either:

A: Just enjoy the meal and then get back to it the day after.

B: Plan ahead and save some calories.

As always, the key thing is to align your expectations with your actions!

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