RD Kitchen: Holiday Weekend Tips

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For most people, “staying on track” with your health and fitness goals is hard on a holiday weekend. Most people chalk it up as a wash and decide there's NO WAY to help themselves. This isn’t true! Yes, there are going to be lots of tasty treats. Yes, there’s going to be alcohol and bread and chips and dips and dasher and dancer and prancer… wait. Not yet… 

The difference between Results Driven and other gyms is that here, you’re not alone on the journey to achieving your goals. We’re happy to suggest that using one strategy, you could help your self stay close to the straight and narrow. The tip: protein shakes.

We recommend being 80% on track when you’re in a maintenance phase and 90% if you’re surging for a fat loss goal. To help you stay close to that percentage of “good” meals to “bad,” protein shakes can be a powerful tool. 

Here are the ingredients:

Ladies: 

1 serving protein powder (20g protein)

1/2 tbsp coconut oil or 1 tbsp natural peanut butter

1/2 cup blueberries

2 tsp fiber

water - add less if you want a thicker shake or more if you want to offset the dehydration from your holiday beverages.

Gents:

1.5 serving protein powder (30g protein)

1 tbsp coconut oil or 2 tbsp natural peanut butter

1 cup blueberries

1 tbsp fiber

water - add less if you want a thicker shake, more if you want to offset the dehydration from your holiday beverages.

Make two shakes at once, and simply double your ingredients, so you only have to clean your blender 1 time per day. If you have 2 shakes, plus a quality breakfast (including protein, vegetables and healthy fats), you only have 2 meals to “worry” about. If you make moderately healthy choices and stop eating when you’re 80% full, you’ll be surprised how close you’ll stay to your fitness goals. 

Just ask yourself, “will this __(beer, chip, chicken leg)__ help me reach my goal?” Be honest with yourself, and your decision, and celebrate this holiday weekend. Be healthy, but please enjoy yourself too.