Less than one week before the July 6th FASTer Way to Fat Loss round kicks off!
I totally get it, that was exactly what I did before the FASTer Way. I deprived myself of carbs and worked out like a crazy person… when I would go on vacation I would go completely the other way only to get home from vacation feeling super guilty and I had to start from scratch.
So what changed?
Well, I realized that sustainable, long term fat loss wasn’t about deprivation or quick fixes. The all or nothing attitude had to stop I started learning about micronutrients and lack thereof I was getting. I realized I could still have fun on vacation while not derailing my progress.
So vacation for me now looks like this:
1.) Continuing to exercise and move my body in fun ways. Bike riding, walking, kayaking, taking a new fitness class, etc. I take my exercise bands and TRX system with me since they take up very little space and do some FASTer Way on-demand workouts, too!
2.) Intermittent Fasting… yes, it’s super easy to do most days on vacation! I sleep better and it seems to help with my digestive tract, too. TMI.. but traveling can really mess that up!
3.) WATER WATER WATER… I start my day with water and try to carry my Yeti full of water around throughout the day.
4.) Whole Food Nutrition 80% of the time. I make the best choices I can by choosing foods in their most natural state. However, I will absolutely indulge guilt-free if the family goes for pizza! 😉
5.) Alcohol… oh, this is a tough one! I definitely drink more alcohol than normal while on a vacation. So I pick alcohol that does not have high-calorie mixers. I choose rosé, dry red wine, or clear liquor with a calorie-free mixer. I try to not indulge too late at night so my sleep is not affected and keeps hydrated with water.
6.) I have found that while traveling in the car, a little prep goes a long way! Instead of stopping at too many fast-food restaurants, I pack Boars Head Deli Sandwiches, apples, grapes, etc. Not only does this cut down on travel times, but we don’t feel terrible upon arrival!
7.) If I am going to stop at a fast-food joint, I try to pick Chipotle or something similar. The burrito bowl is about as macro-friendly as they come! You can even order ahead on their app so it’s ready when you arrive.
If you would like to learn more about food freedom or have a friend that might be interested, my next round of the FASTer Way begins Monday, July 6! Register below: