There is no reason to deprive yourself during the holiday season, especially when you’re trying to lose weight with the 17 Day Diet.
I believe there needs to be a bit of a balance in life – if you’re trying to lose weight around the holidays, give yourself a bit of flexibility.
This isn’t permission to go overboard, but if you happen to partake in the festivities, here are a few easy tips to keep you on track with your weight loss:
Plan a bit of exercise in your day if you’re planning on indulging more than usual
2. Regular Meal Schedule
Make sure you keep a normal meal schedule (in other words, don’t skip meals!).
3. Main Meal Early in the Day
Have your main holiday meal in the early afternoon – this gives you some time to burn off a few calories before bedtime
4. Practice Moderation
If you want to eat something that’s not 17 Day Diet approved, use the “in moderation” rule.
5. Smoothies for Recovery
Plan a Transitional Day Fast the day before or after your holiday celebration.
6. Post Holiday Detox
Consider a 2-day post holiday detox if you overdo it over a holiday. This is a great way to get a quick jumpstart on your weight loss after holiday indulgence!
7. Cycle 1 Clean Eating
Participate in three days of cycle 1 right before the holiday to prepare for your feast (and three days of Cycle 1 after your holiday regardless of the current cycle you’re on).
In the end, be creative, allow yourself flexibility and more importantly, have fun with family and friends and remember, tomorrow is a new day!
I’ve been loving the 17 Day Diet since 2011. As you know, your health & wellness is a life-long journey and food is one piece of the puzzle. I love sharing my favorite healthy recipes and meal plans to keep you motivated and on the right path to success!
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