Looking to lose weight during the holiday season and still feel full while you’re doing it? Try adding a protein shake for a mid morning snack and afternoon snack. This not only keeps your energy levels up but it also keeps your blood sugar from dropping. This will help you to stay on track with your workouts and lose more weight then if you had starved yourself.
The average person consumes the bulk of their calories in the afternoon and late evening … THIS IS ALL WRONG! If you are looking to lose weight then you should be eating the majority of your calories in the morning and then slowly reducing them throughout the day. That means that dinner becomes the least amount of calories. Eating your calories late in the evening assures that you will struggle with weight loss and store excess calories as fat!
TRAINER TIP– If you are one of those people who just can’t seem to choke down breakfast, then maybe you should be trying something liquid like a protein shake. At least this way you can get the calories you need to start your day and start your metabolism. REMEMBER, every time you eat your metabolism turns on ….. if you eat your first meal of the day at lunch then you essentially waisted the whole morning NOT BURNING ANY CALORIES (or very little). The same thing goes for skipping meals and snacks. If you only eat twice a day then your body goes into starvation mode. This means that your body reverts to the “caveman” days when there wasn’t enough food to go around, hence it stores all the calories you just ate because it thinks your not going to eat for another 8- 12 hours. Don’t be fooled, these little tips can mean big changes in your waist line if you choose the right snacks and meals.
Trainer Tip– You don’t need carbs late at night. This mean excess bread, pasta, rice, and potatoes. Try to keep your dinners to meats and vegetables. Eating excess carbs late at night means your body isn’t going to use them. If you aren’t using then then guess what? YOU ARE STORING THEM AS FAT!