Tagged as: Holiday weight gain

How to Bounce Back After the Dreaded Holiday Weight Gain

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By Jimmy Hays Nelson It’s that time of year again. The time of year between mid November and January 2nd where the cakes, candies, parties, cocktails, and “legit” excuses to splurge on your meal plan seem to come fast and furiously! As I started to look at my upcoming schedule, it seems like I could ‘justify’ four to five splurges in a week for the next month and a half! Between an actual holiday, a party, or relatives visiting, it can be pretty destructive for those of us trying to eat clean and healthy on a regular basis! But you know what? THAT’S LIFE! And there may be stretches of time when we all aren’t as consistent as we would like to be with our nutrition and exercise plan! So what do you do when one bad meal becomes a five day buffet of treats……. YOU BOUNCE BACK! My fitness…

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How to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain Without Depriving Yourself!

By Coach Jimmy Hays Nelson This time of year can be awesome for your spirits, but as we all know, it can also be killer on your waistline. It is easy to justify ignoring our health and fitness goals from mid November thru January 1st … because after all, ‘Tis the Season! Which usually means cakes, candies, office parties, wine, spiked eggnog, and yes… even fruit cake for you adventurous types! But I am your bearer of Good News! I am here to show you how to avoid holiday weight gain WITHOUT depriving yourself! Let’s start with some obvious facts: Regardless of how busy your holiday season is, you do not have a holiday party or get together every day! In fact I would go out on a limb and say that most people, even those with big families, have no more than 10 events from November 24th thru January 1st….

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Have a Plan This Thanksgiving; Don’t Just ‘Wing It’!

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By Jimmy Hays Nelson  So it is finally upon us, Thanksgiving! The holiday that is the most closely identified with food! (And usually LOTS of it!)So for those of us making a real effort to eat healthy, or are in the middle of a fitness program; what do we do? Should we shun the chance to spend time with those we love by locking ourselves in a room with nothing but baked chicken and steamed green beans? Do we bring our own food to Thanksgiving dinner, and run the risk of having to explain over and over to every distant relative that ‘No, I didn’t join a cult – I’m just watching what I eat’. Only to have them roll their eyes or give us a hard time about it?Both are actually viable options, but I personally don’t follow either. Here are a few steps I follow every Thanksgiving to…

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Have a Plan This Thanksgiving; Don’t Just ‘Wing It’!

  By Jimmy Hays Nelson    So it is finally upon us, Thanksgiving! The holiday that is the most closely identified with food! (And usually LOTS of it!) So for those of us making a real effort to eat healthy, or are in the middle of a fitness program; what do we do? Should we shun the chance to spend time with those we love by locking ourselves in a room with nothing but baked chicken and steamed green beans? Do we bring our own food to Thanksgiving dinner, and run the risk of having to explain over and over to every distant relative that ‘No, I didn’t join a cult – I’m just watching what I eat’. Only to have them roll their eyes or give us a hard time about it? Both are actually viable options, but I personally don’t follow either. Here are a few steps I follow…

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Alcohol and Working Out – Real Talk with Insanity Workout Cast Member Coach Jimmy

by Jimmy Hays Nelson Let’s have a little real talk about Alcohol and Working Out.  First things first, will you get better results with your workout routine if you avoid alcohol all together?  The answer is a gigantic YES!  So before we dive into any other ‘what if’s’ I just want to make sure you know that for ultimate results, avoid alcohol all together. OK…. now that that’s out of the way can we have a little ‘real world’ chat? I felt compelled to make the video above because I know we are about to hit that stretch from Thanksgiving to New Years where holiday parties, family gatherings, bowl games, NFL Playoffs …. well let’s just call it what it is – a drink heavy time of year! So let’s say you are doing something like INSANITY or P90X, are you supposed to become a hermit, hide in your house,…

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