Memorial Day has always been one of my favorite holidays.
It’s the unofficial start to summer …
Many people head to the pool, the lake, or BBQs to kick back and enjoy time with family and friends.
With so many people being cooped up the past two months, it’s safe to say that all of us are ready to get outside and enjoy this weekend.
As awesome as Memorial Day is … it’s typically the weekend that starts to derail people's fitness goals.
If you are deciding to get out and enjoy this weekend, I'll be the first to tell you it’s okay to have some fun as long as you are mindful and take a few precautions.
Here are some easy tips to help you stay on track, or at the least, minimize the damage over this holiday weekend.
Drink Plenty of Water
Staying hydrated is obviously important, but it will also help you control your appetite throughout the weekend.
A lot of people take this entire weekend away from exercise. Just because you are on vacation, it doesn’t mean that you can’t get a quick workout in and burn some extra calories.
-Find a local gym and drop in for a quick workout … typical drop in fees are around $5 to $10 bucks, and well worth the investment. Most gyms are opening back up, and could use the support as well!
-Do a quick “at-home” style workout … These are very effective and can help burn some calories up without taking a trip to the gym.
-Go for a walk with your family and friends …
Simply moving more and burning some calories can help minimize the caloric surplus you are having over the weekend.
If you are having some drinks, choose clear liquors or very light beers.
These are lower in calories, and typically less damaging than sugar or carb filled drinks like most mixed and frozen drinks.
If you are grilling, choose smarter options.
Choose leaner meats ... sub the 80/20 hamburger meat for 93/7 or pork tenderloin for typical pulled pork. The leaner the meat, the better.
Leaner meats have less calories and are more protein dense, which will help you manage your appetite over the weekend.
Be mindful of the condiments you are using as well. Choose lower calorie options like mustard or low sugar barbecue sauces.
It’s important to remember to enjoy yourself and not stress out too much about your diet.
Summer can be one of the hardest times to diet, but these tips will help you stay on track … especially through the big holiday weekends.
All of us at Supplement Superstores are here to help! If you need any extra assistance devising a plan for the weekend, or just help putting together a plan in general, please do not hesitate to reach out to us!
*This post was written by Tyler Fox. He is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and NASM Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist.
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