How to Lose Weight After Vacation
Lose weight after vacation, boy did I ever need to. Some how the beer, the seafood, the beer, wait, I already said beer, and the seafood caught up to me. I came back from the beach 6 pounds heavier than I started, and that included me surfing and kayaking everyday, and even hitting the gym while at the beach! I couldn’t imagine how much I would have gained if I wasn’t active. The goal to this post is to show how easy it is to lose weight after vacation as long as you follow these steps.
Lose Weight After Vacation: Drink Lots of Water
Once you return back to the grind of life after vacation, it is essential that you put down the soda, the beer, and the other bloat causing drinks and pick up water. How much water? You want to shoot for 100-130 ounces of water a day. What’s crazy about the human body is that when you drink water, it causes you to expel water. Your body says “Hey, since I’m drinking all this water, I don’t need to hold extra water, so I’ll pee it out!” You’ll be surprised how much weight you can lose in a day by just drinking extra water!
Lose Weight After Vacation: Throw Away The Junk!
Once you arrive back at your house, go to your kitchen and throw away all the junk food. If it isn’t healthy, throw it away!
Lose Weight After Vacation: Lower Your Carbs
You probably ate way too many carbs while you were on vacation. I know I did. Carbohydrates hold water. Most people do not know, but 1 gram of carbohydrate hold 3 additional grams of water. This means that if you would eat 4 ounces of a pure carbohydrate meal, you would add 12 ounces of water to your body, gaining an additional pound of body weight almost instantly!
If you lower your carbohydrate total, while drinking extra water, you will flush out a ton of bloat.
Lose Weight After Vacation: Increase Protein and Healthy Fats
Although I did eat a ton of protein last week, I didn’t eat much healthy fats. When you get back from vacation, it is essential to start eating a minimum of .8 grams of protein per pound of lean muscle mass. This means that if you are at 20% body fat, and you weigh 200 pounds, you have 160 pounds of lean muscle. You would need to eat .8 grams of protein for those 160 grams of lean muscle, or 128 grams of protein at minimum. If you lift weights, I’d suggest 1.2-1.5 grams of protein per lean muscle mass.
As for healthy fats, I like fish oil, healthy nut fats, olive oils, and avocados. While most people think “fats make you fat”, healthy fats can actually help you lose weight!
Lose Weight After Vacation: Supplements Can Help!
Supplements that I suggest for those who want to get back on the weight loss track are:
Royal 21 Queen/King System:
A potent fat fight, the Royal Queen has been replaced with 1-DB Goddess!System for women, or the Royal 21 King System for men is a proven fat loss system that helps men and women increase metabolism, control appetite, help regulate hormones, lower stress, and even helps you sleep! You can order it here with free shipping!
M-Factor Goddess or Hero
One of the best multi-vitamins on the market, the 1st Phorm M-Factor series is made specifically for men and women and has the right dosages of vitamins and minerals to help each sex hit the health goals they want. Order here with free shipping!
GDA (Glucose Disposal Agent)
GDA is a product unlike anything I had ran into before. GDA helps block the absorption of carbs in the blood stream, which in turn keeps it from turning to fat. This helps you lose weight and also helps you gain muscle. In essence it is a “carb blocker”. It is cheap and 2 pills 30 minutes works! Order it here with free shipping!
Lose Weight After Vacation: Go to the Gym!
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It is important to spend time in the gym when you get back from vacation. Sweat out those toxins and help build lean, sexy muscle!
Losing weight after a vacation, or starting out losing weight can be hard, however if you follow these steps you will find it is much easier to lose the weight. In 2 days I have lost 4 of the 6 pounds by following the steps above! I’m hoping by the end of the week I will have lost all 6 and maybe even more!
Personal Trainer/Sports Nutritionist