Today seems to be the day for a lot of people that life goes back to it’s normal routine.
The hustle and bustle of Christmas and New Year’s seems to be a distant memory, even though it was only a week or two ago.
I was able to follow my simple plan over the silly season, eat less during the day whilst being more active, and eat more at night while being relaxed.
This worked for me and has helped to keep my weight stable (and let it be known that just like you I have to work just as hard and consistently to maintain my weight, and that I’ve been 12 kilos heavier than I am now….)
If you have managed to put a few kilos on over the festive season, please don’t use today, or any other Monday, to kick start some radical diet or lifestyle change.
Sure making ‘lifestyle changes’ are the end goal, and will produce the best long term results but the best way to make this change is by identifying and changing 1 or 2 things at a time.
Instead of taking the big ‘crash and burn’ New Year;s resolution approach, find a few things you could be doing better. <
And if you’re thinking of doing some ‘detox’ or buying some ‘magic’ pill/potion/lotion/shake – please only buys the ones I have recommended in the past…
“which ones are those James?!?!…’
You might be scratching your head, checking back through emails, wondering which ‘detox plan, pills, potions etc’ I have recommended.
Let me save you some time looking.
There aren’t any.
It all comes back own to the same basics.
Eat less, move more.
The ‘eat less’ means less calories and the easiest way to do this is to eat ‘healthier’ and less processed foods.
Think veggies, lean protein, berries and fruit.
One kilo of broccoli (I much prefer cauliflower…) has about 50 grams of carbs.
That’s a lot of broccoli.
One cup of cooked rice has about 45 grams of carbs. (same as 900 grams of broccoli)
The ‘move more’ means work smarter. Focus on short burst, interval training, that makes you stronger.
Use weight (kettlebells, barbells, bodyweight) and progress to heavier weights or harder variations of the bodyweight stuff.
Eat less, move more, rinse and repeat.
If you really do want to buy some ‘magic pill’ then please just send me the money and I’ll promise to give you nothing in return.
At least then I can guarantee you’re getting what you paid for.