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The holidays are just around the corner and will be here before we know it!  Time flies, right?

The holidays can be a tough time for most people to “be good” or stay on track with their nutrition.  Most people that I speak with think, there is no way to enjoy yourself over the holidays and still lose weight and get results.    

It’s true, only if you eat your face off all the time and drink heavily all the time… but, it IS possible to lose fat AND still enjoy holiday treats occasionally!

Clients that are going through my program or that have gone through my program know this.  There IS a way!

So many programs, “cleanses”, and “fixes” are so dramatic and take everything away.  This is doable for a very short time but it is just unrealistic, in my opinion, to think that someone will NEVER treat themselves ever again.  My focus is on realistic lifestyle changes.  My philosophy is to do the best we can most of the time and treat ourselves occasionally and strategically so it will work for us, and not against us.

How is this even possible?  Carb-Cycling.

What is Carb-Cycling? 

Carb cycling is a nutritional strategy that involves eating a diet higher and lower carbohydrates.  In my program, we do this depending on the activity of the day.

Lower carb days are cardio and rest days to encourage our bodies to burn fat for energy instead of carbs.

Eating more carbs on strength workout days will direct the carbs not to fat, but to muscle.  These carbs help our muscles to build and prevent muscle breakdown.  The carbs that we should be eating on high carb days are complex, high-protein carbs such as beans, quinoa, and vegetables.  The empty carbs, “the treats”, are the ones that we should avoid.  But let’s face it, over the holidays, it’s so hard not to treat yourself with the delicious food that is surrounding you everywhere you look! 

Therefore, carb cycling allows us to build muscle and lose fat at the same time by timing our carbohydrate intake more effectively. Carb Cycling also regulates the hormones that affect our hunger and energy levels.  Carb Cycling puts us in control and allows us the flexibility to eat the foods we love from time to time while improving our body composition… less fat and more toned muscle.

To learn more about the importance of carbohydrates and carb-cycling click here.

The next round of my program, The FAST, ATTAINABLE TRANSFORMATION-FAT Loss Program begins November 19th.  I know what you’re thinking, the week of Thanksgiving, yikes! Rest easy my friend.  The week of November 19th is prep-week.  This is a week that I have worked into the program to give my clients plenty of time to learn about the program and to prepare for the first week of the actual nutrition and fitness program which will be that following week, November 26th.   

Now you’re thinking, well I don’t want to do something new if I can’t stick to it all the time over the holidays. Let’s be honest here, you’re not going to stick to a program 100% of the time no matter when you begin.  So WHY NOT keep yourself on track and get results over the holidays?  While everyone is stuffing their faces and gaining weight, you can be the one who is having their cake and losing inches! 

So many of my clients are so shocked to be able to work in the things they enjoy occasionally and still get amazing results.  Click here to hear from some of them.  That is the whole point of my program.  To change your life.  To teach you how to eat what you want occasionally and strategically to work FOR YOU and not AGAINST YOU.  To get you the results you never thought you could get and maintain these results long term.  To be able to continue these techniques indefinitely. 

Why delay, what are you waiting for?  The perfect time?  There is no such time.  Have your cake and eat it too!  Register here to Refine YOU!  LetzGo!

Talk to you soon!