Post-Holiday Plan: Get Back on Track with these 5 Tips

Staying fit during the holidays is almost impossible. The average person consumes a little less than 5,000 calories during holiday meals. Getting back on track with your fitness goals and feeling good about yourself can be done if you follow a few tips.

Reduce Portion Size
Think about the first bite of food. It’s always full of flavor. Savor this taste and reduce your portion by one third to cut calories. By cutting your portions you can save more than 500 calories each day. If you are out to eat, ask the server for a box so you can put some aside and eat it as leftovers The next day that first bite will just as tasty.

Mini Cleanse
A mini cleanse is a great way to rid the body of toxins and get you back on track. A cleanse like the TruHealth Mini Cleanse from Mannatech, is easy to follow and will let you indulge on some of your favorite foods without worry. The three day cleanse system can be done right after you attack the holiday buffet to keep fat at bay. You can keep inches off without the guilt with Mannatech’s TruHealth Fat Loss System.

Fiber and Protein
Protein and fiber help you feel full helping you not to overeat. Protein requires extra calories to digest so your body is working harder and won’t signal hunger as fast. Eating three meals and two snacks day packed with protein and fiber keeps your metabolism going and your body in motion. Your blood sugars will stay stable so you won’t jump into a vat of ice cream.

Cut Back On Alcohol
Drinking your calories is just as harmful as eating those calories. A 12 ounce beer packs 150 calories while a margarita can pack a few hundred calories. Creamy cocktails are more like desserts packing about 500 calories. Cutting the alcohol is almost like cutting an entire part of the meal meaning you indulge in less calories and don’t feel hungover the next day as a reward.

Interval Training
Interval training is a great way to get the body on track. It increases your metabolism and helps lower your cholesterol. All you need to do is pump up your cardio exercise with periods of intense speed from 30 seconds up to one minute then return back to normal speed. Doing this up to ten times during your workout slashes fat.

Get Spring Break Ready with these Health Tips

Most of us tend to dread the ever so popular Spring Break fab. Why? Because it means shedding our winter layers to reveal excess pounds put on by a few months of holiday binge eating. But also, aren’t we all ready by the time April comes around to just lounge around in the sun and get out and about? It’s time to get Spring Break ready!

The first step to spring break ready is to implement a healthy diet into your everyday routine. Get rid of the sugars, fast food, foods high in salt content (these make you bloat), etc. Any type of foods that make you feel sluggish are not helping your spring break body – try to eat foods that give you energy; fruits, vegetables, protein, fiber, etc.

Also, remember to drink your water. Drinking the amount of water that your body needs all day can aid in metabolism and digestion. So when you plan on having that nice glass of Coke to compliment your fresh garden salad, remember it is better for your body to switch it for a nice glass of water.
The next step, everybody’s favorite step, is to set aside, at least, a half an hour each day for some cardio. Whether you prefer to run, walk, do yoga, or ride your bike it is crucial to be in shape and the cardio will help shed a few extra pounds by adding a workout routine into your day.

When you start to lose weight but notice that you’re not losing the inches and there’s still some excess where you don’t want it to be, try adding a protein supplement like Mannatech’s OsoLean Powder to your diet. OsoLean is a whey protein powder that will help keep the lean muscle on your body while getting rid of the excess fat. Mannatech’s unique formula tastes something like skim milk and is easy to add to your diet by mixing with liquids or sprinkling over top of your food. OsoLean powder is gluten free and contains 10 grams of protein per serving. In order to get the best results with OsoLean, you must remember to implement a healthy diet and a daily exercise routine.

With all of these helpful tips, you will be bikini-ready in no time.