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Personal trainer tip: How to keep your fat burn on over Christmas...

If you’re on a mission to slim down and stay healthy then it’s really important to hone your fat loss by following a few simple rules. We should be following these rules all year round anyway, but at Christmas time we might just need a little reminder of those key things which make a big difference to your fat burning ability. And remember - Christmas is but 1 day a year - not 30 days!

Fat Loss Tip #1: Keep Track

Your willingness to track your food intake is equal to your desire to lose fat. Being serious about losing fat means taking note of everything you consume - even around Christmas.

Fat Loss Tip #2: Avoid Getting Too Hungry

Dieters often fast until they can’t take it any longer. Unfortunately, many poor choices are made in the heat of the hunger moment. Keep healthy (high protein and low carb) snacks nearby to stave off hunger and drink plenty of water to avoid eating when you should be drinking.

Fat Loss Tip #3: Check Out Menus Beforehand

Christmas meals out can sabotage your healthy eating intentions. Check out the menu beforehand and aim to make the best eating choices you can. Once you’ve reached 80% full, step away!

Fat Loss Tip #4: Reduce Alcohol Intake

It helps you relax and have fun, we get that, but alcohol also comes with a lot of useless calories and sugar. Try driving out so you have a good reason not to drink. Or if you really must, opt for red wine or white spirits with sugar free mixers, having a glass of water in-between drinks.

Fat Loss Tip #5: Use Exercise As Your Weapon

Keeping your metabolic rate high with challenging workouts will help towards offsetting any extra calories consumed. Exercise isn't a free ticket to eating whatever you like, but if you are going to be eating slightly more than normal (on Christmas Day for example!), get a workout in beforehand. YES - even on Christmas Day!

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