Post-vacation weight loss – ask the fitness experts!
Updated on 31 July 2016

Brought back a holiday bulge? It’s never clear how many pizzas, burgers and beers you need to consume before you start noticing the effects on your body. Get on the scales as soon as you get back, and chalk out a plan of action to pre-vacation body. For starters, here are some well advised tips from the experts at Fitness First.

Firstly, get back to your usual meal plans and workout routines as soon as you can. Fix home-cooked meals with healthy ingredients and stay off restaurant food while you torch those vacation calories. Avoid aerated drinks and calorie-laden foods. Drink lots of water to rehydrate. Sugary and saturated fat laden delights should appear nowhere in your diet chart or kitchen cabinets to save you from the temptation of binging on them.

Once you have your nutrition fixed, get back to the workout routine. Hit the gym, go on a run or even a brisk walk will do the needful for starters. Make gradual progress in your exercise regime and intensify your workouts. Fitness First offers a wide range of fitness classes. Moves in Zumba and Aerobics help torching extra calories whilst having lots of fun to help you stay motivated. If you are looking for high intensity classes, try adrenalin pumping options with Freestyle Group Training and cardiovascular machines at varying intensities. To encourage your body to let go the extra pounds and to keep it interesting, diversify your fitness routine - more variety, better the stamina and results.

You might have also skimped on sleep, so now you’re back, discipline yourself into a regular sleep pattern. Not only does sleep play a major role in keeping you alert and refreshed, it also keeps you away from cravings caused by sleep deprivation. Anticipate hectic work days and plan your workouts around them. Prioritize your to-do list and make space for gym time. And to make your fitness journey smooth, set realistic and do-able goals that will only encourage you to do more. Don’t skip meals, look for nutrition in every bite and set mental calculations for portion control.
But most of all, enjoy your fitness journey!

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