Bikini Body Maintenace on Holiday

So you’ve been working you ass off in the gym & eating really well to get that bikini body in shape for your holiday.. But what happens when you get there or worse when you get back? After making good progress there most de-motivating factor is going backwards! I tell all my clients who plan on taking a holiday or some time away for their normal routine that losing body fat is not possible on holiday – but maintaining what you have is absolutely possible! Here’s how:

  • Breakfast – ensure your breakfast is made up of good sources of protein and fats; eat eggs, yogurt or oatmeal – why? Because your breakfast programs your neurotransmitters for the day, so eating croissants, pancakes & danish’s which are loaded with sugar will make you crave more sugar for the whole day!
  • Eat desserts after dinner – you are on holiday, eating desserts is unavoidable but eating them last will give you a great serotonin hit to endure a restful nights sleep. Personally after I eat sweet things I immediately want more, so eating them as your last meal and going to sleep will stop you from doing so.
  • Exercise outside of a gym – walk instead of taking a taxi, run on the beach, swim in the ocean every day, go hiking, go diving, have lots of sex (yes I said it!) – whatever it is, staying active is important.
  • Take an afternoon nap – napping in general is one of my favourite things, but napping in the sun is on another level. Vitamin D & quality things are 2 very simple things to improve your body composition!
  • Drink red wine instead of cocktails – red wine contains resveratrol which is great at lowering inflammation & control blood sugar whereas cocktails loaded with sugar will send your insulin levels skywards fast!