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Positive Fitness Tips For The Bank Holiday Weekend


by IMAGE
30th May 2015
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The June bank holiday weekend is here (yikes, can you believe it?!), and I for one am super excited about it!? It can be really hard to stay on track with everything going on, but it doesn’t have to be all out carnage.? I think it’s safe to say that we all want to avoid that post bank holiday bloat and blues, so here are some tips that I hope will help you make the healthy choice when drinking and eating out this weekend.

1.??? Don’t starve yourself

If you are going out for dinner, eat healthily and light throughout the day.? Don’t make the mistake of starving yourself during the day – if you are ravenous when you arrive at the restaurant the bread basket doesn’t stand a chance!

2.??? Take a sneak peak

If you know what restaurant you are eating in have a look at the menu online and decide what you’re going to have before you get there.? This is a great way to avoid the last minute order of ?feck it? fries!

3.??? Mindfully does it

Make the most of your meal by making mindful choices – avoid the bread basket, ask for veggies or salad instead of chips and order sauces and dressings on the side.? These are small changes with huge impact.

4.??? Keep it simple

In general, the simpler the meal the cleaner and healthier it is.? Choose a dish that isn’t swimming in sauces or covered in breading.? It’s always a good idea to have just one course and if you really want one, share a starter or dessert.

5.??? Pace Yourself

I’m trying not to be a total spoil sport here but do remember that alcohol won’t do your waistline, not to mention your head, any good.? It is full of sugar, empty calories and brings on a ridiculous craving for chips at 2am.? If you are drinking try to take it handy, drink lots of water between drinks and avoid the midnight binge in burger king.

6.??? Don’t always deprive yourself

Striving for perfection with your nutrition is not a wise long-term strategy to get or stay in shape.? If you deprive yourself of all the foods you love, you will binge on those very foods when you have a moment of weakness. Instead, focus on the 80/20 strategy: eat healthy foods 80% of the time and the rest of the time allow yourself to have those treats.? It’s about balance and moderation.

7.??? Do your best, don’t stress

Read the tips, take what you want from them and let the rest go.? Visualise yourself feeling rested, vibrant and healthy on Tuesday.? Remind yourself of this throughout the weekend and I promise it will help you make the right choices for you.

Have a fabulous weekend!

@LizCostigan

PositiveFitnessProject

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