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Sunshine, sand, sea, swimming, disco’s, QT with the fam and some high intensity packing!!

 

Hands up – I ALWAYS write a blog on Mondays.

 

But last weekend, I was in Nairn taking some much needed time out with my family and some friends so didn’t.

 

However, I’m back in the game, the Summer holidays have officially landed and am ready to help you make them the best you can.

 

To feel good in yourself, achieve your goals and keep moving forward.

 

Whether you’re planning or trip abroad, staycationing or simply staying at home.

 

Regardless of WHERE you are this Summer, I’ve got some top ‘secrets’ to help you fight that holiday flab.

 

The flab that always seems to be so easy to gain and 10x harder to lose!

 

These ‘secrets’ are what I put into practice in Nairn and to be fair, on every holiday.

 

If you’d like to know how to enjoy your holibobs without sacrificing your waistline, then read on.

 

They’re super simple and something EVERYBODY can do.

 

1. Avoided alcohol during the day.

 

This will make a major difference not only to your calories consumed but also energy levels, mood and munchies the next day.

 

2. Drank a few beers and vodka, sparkling water with fresh lime but didn’t go mad.

 

Making simple swaps by opting for lower calorie drinks is a massive game changer.

 

Think low cal mixers, lighter beers, smaller glasses of wine or prosecco.

 

It’s great getting in that holiday mood and relaxing but seriously – you don’t need to drink the whole bar.

 

Especially if your goal is to enjoy yourself while also fighting the flab!

 

3. Ate breakfast, lunch & dinner and went easy on the snacks.

 

Giving yourself the ‘green light’ to eat/drink everything in sight on holiday always leads to bloated, tiredness and feeling like sh*t.

 

Keeping some sort of routine with meal times and putting a ‘cap’ on your snacks will make it easier to keep yourself and calories in control.

 

4. If I did fancy something between meals it was either a low cal snack or protein shake/bar I packed from home.

 

If you’re away, having your own snacks (where possible), is really helpful.

 

If you can’t bring your own, hit up a supermarket and grab some protein based snacks such as pre-cooked meat, babybells or yoghurts to keep you fuller for longer.

 

5. I always run on a Saturday so wasn’t going to stop just because I was away.

 

I did it super early to get it done alongside the beach.

 

Had no idea where I was going but got some awesome views, lol.

Keeping your workout routine in place is super important.

 

It won’t just help you fight that holiday flab, it’ll also increase your energy and make you feel good!

 

6. Kept Active.

 

Swimming, mini putt, building sandcastles and messing around with your kids burns alot of calories, not to mention fun.

 

Don’t just sit and watch them – get involved.

 

7. Walked Alot.

 

Walking is one of the most underrated forms of exercise, not only to burn calories but also boosts your mental health.

 

It’s also awesome when away to have a nosey around and see new things.

 

8. Loaded up on protein at every meal.

 

Helps curb cravings, keeps you full and feeds your muscles.

 

More muscle = increased metabolism = more calories burned.

 

Put protein on your plate first, veg/salad then carbs.

 

9. When eating out, stayed away from anything creamy, battered, buttery, smothered, thick, glazed or deep fried.

 

Grilled, poached, steamed, baked, light, fresh, roasted are always tend to be lower calorie options.

 

Skip the bread basket, ask for sauces on the side and go for salad or boiled/baked potato instead of chips.

 

BOOM – instant and significant calorie saver.

 

10. Skipped dessert but if I did have one – I’d share it.

 

Sharing is caring.

 

11. Drank a sh*t load of WATER (well…Vimto).

 

Helps curb cravings, burns fat faster, gives you more energy to help you keep active plus so much more.

 

At home or away, this should always be a non-negotiable.

 

12. Avoided hot chocolates, lattes, slush puppies, etc.

 

I’d rather EAT my calories….or save them for alcohol, lol.

 

The key to looking and feeling your best on holiday or even at home isn’t complicated, it just takes a little bit of mindfulness and effort.

 

So if you’re fed up of going on holiday and coming home feeling bloated, tired and even more self conscious than before you left.

 

Try giving these tips a go and put in some damage limitation.

 

If you found them helpful, please pass them onto any friends/family who may enjoy them too.

 

P.s

If you’re in Aberdeen and need a little help with the keeping active part.

 

Booking for my award winning and exclusive women only BodyMax & BodyMax fitness classes opened yesterday.

 

Places a going FAST and some classes already fully booked but if you’d like to see what they’re about, check them out here

 

 

Lee ‘loves the caravan life’ Donald x

 

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