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5 Successful Diet Tips and Sample Meal Plan

5 Successful Diet Tips that DO lead to Successful Weight Loss

What and How you need to Eat to get Results

Project1 5 Successful Diet Tips and Sample Meal PlanWhen it comes to achieving your weight loss goals for the New Year, diets are not the way to go. The typical diet focuses on deprivation and denial and only leads to weight gain.

If your goal is to supercharge your metabolism and burn the stubborn pounds of fat – you need to EAT!

Therefore when I refer to the word “diet” within the Fit Yummy Mummy context – it means How and What you eat.

Here are 5 successful diet tips you can implement now so you can see and feel results in a matter of weeks!

1. Write down everything you eat for 3 to 5 days – this at least gives you a starting point for what habits you have and what needs to be tweaked.

2. Eat something every 3 to 4 hours – starting with Breakfast! Yes you are super busy and it may seem hard at the start – but you can and you must do so. Ease yourself into the habit by eating something….then tweak your choices as you feel more comfortable with this new routine.

3. Cut out or cut down on anything that is processed – ready to eat in a bag, can or box (yes this includes frozen meals) – you will substitute these foods with whole, natural foods – if you couold hunt it or harvest it – it is a good choice.

4. Every meal needs to have a protein – lean meat, fish, nuts, beans, dairy, or soy products. Compliment with lots of fresh or frozen fruits and/or veggies. Complex carbs can also be added in moderation to each meal.

5. Do not Drink your Calories – this is the quickest way to initiate weight loss. Your body has no choice but to store these empty calories as fat. Trade these drinks out for water. You will not only notice a difference in your jeans, but in your energy levels as well.

Those were your 5 successful diet tips now here’s…

A Sample Fit Yummy Mummy Meal Plan:

Breakfast: rolled oats, blueberries, soy milk and walnuts
Snack: fruit and nuts
Lunch: whole wheat tortilla rolled with turkey, spinach and salsa, side of baby carrots
Snack: triscuits and string cheese with grapes
Dinner: salmon, brown rice, broccoli

Are you ready to give up dieting forever, eat your favorite foods and shed stubborn fat faster than ever? The Fit Yummy Mummy Lifestyle System has the most practical, family-friendly, step-by-step meal planning system you could ever ask for. Combine these metabolism boosting meals with Short Burst Exercises and you achieve results twice as fast! No need to wait to the New Year – Sign Up and begin your Yummy Transformation Today!

“Since joining Fit Yummy Mummy, I have noticed more results in four weeks than I have in 10 years of exercising. I have always been an advocate of exercise. I would exercise five days a week and still not notice a change in my body. It was not until Holly’s help and guidance did I realize that it was the way I was eating. In four weeks I lost five pounds, 2% body fat, and 4 1/2 inches total. I have more energy and I am happier. Thank you Holly for your time and dedicated support to creating a new me”. ~ Bridget McKinley

“I am a very active person. I’ve always tried to exercise at least three times a week for years. The one thing I didn’t do, though, was watch what I ate. I thought if I exercised I really didn’t need to count calories or read labels. As I’ve gotten older I’ve found that I can’t eat the same way I could ten years ago.

I gave Fit Yummy Mummy a try because I thought I could use a little help with my lifestyle habits. The program was fun and encouraging. I didn’t find following this new regime hard either because it’s not a diet it’s a healthy lifestyle change. Holly taught me what to look for on nutrition labels and the importance of women eating supportively in order to lose more fat. At first it was hard to change eating habits but I have gotten used to eating 5 small meals and it keeps me satisfied. I’m never starved feeling and I never feel deprived. I never thought I would see such big results in 4 week’s time but I did! It’s been awesome!” ~ Ronda Williams

New Years Diet Resolution

The New Years Diet Resolution

Will you “Go” on a Diet to Lose Weight for the New Year?

Surprise…Look where it will “take” you.
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Top 10 Reasons Not to “go” on a Diet
The only thing growing faster than the $65 billion diet industry is the American waistline. If your New Years diet resolution is to GO on a Diet, the only place I guarantee you will go….is up in weight.
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It’s a Fact – Diets will only make you fatter.
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When it comes to the latest in Diet fads, we are quite gullible and easily tempted by a Diet’s empty promised. Reason being….the diet industry KNOWS we are in search of the “quick fix” and will only play with our emotions – our desperation for the quickest way to relieve looking and feeling fat.
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What you need to know as the New Year is just a couple days away: Diets are nothing more than a Temporary Solution with many lingering, negative side effects.
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Here are the Top 10 New Years Diet Resolution tips and Why you should NOT “go” on a Diet
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1. Diets do NOT work. Diets have a 99% Failure Rate. Have you noticed a pattern yet? Lose weight….quickly regain it? Over time, studies show if you diet you are more likely to be overweight than people who eat normally and make small gradual changes to their lifestyle. No, the Law of Averages does not apply to this faulty system.
2. Dieting can be Dangerous. Any time you severely restrict the amount or types of foods you eat you put your health and life at risk. Dieting has been related to injuries and sudden deaths from electrolyte imbalance, malnutrition, and heart arrhythmia’s. Weight cycling, or yo-yo-ing weight, is associated with higher death rates – especially if some type of pills are being used. At no point should you ever place weight loss above your health.
3. Dieting Destroys your Metabolism. Diets will cause your weight to quickly cycle up and down. Sure, you may lose weight quickly because you are simply not eating enough. In the initial stages, the first seven to nine pounds lost are water, presenting a real danger of dehydration and mineral deficiencies. Even more terrifying is the break down of lean muscle due to inefficient nutrients and calories. If you are losing more than 3-4 pounds a week, you can be sure this is what is happening – very little fat is lost this state.
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Now remember – any muscle loss will cause your metabolism slow to a crawl. The cumulative effect takes place for you cannot survive very long on very low calories (1200 or less) and you will eventually eat more – on top of a slower metabolism. All those excess calories will be stored as fat – causing rapid weight gain.
4. Dieting is Exhausting. Diets are just reduced calorie Fads disguised by a clever gimmick. “Lose weight while you sleep” “Eat all you want and still lose weight”
Not eating enough or cutting out certain food groups means your body may not be getting the energy it needs, or may lack certain nutrients. You will feel exhausted, light headed and experience some not-so-fun mood swings.
5. Dieting is Disruptive. Dieting negatively affects your normal eating patterns. Diets can lead to binge eating, overeating and chaotic eating. When you diet, it is common to override your internal signals telling you to eat. You end up trying to use willpower or resist hunger signals and may even go as far as taking appetite suppressants. This results in being unable to know when you really are hungry or worse….when you’re full.
6. Dieting can lead to eating disorders. Experts state that the high rates of eating disorders in the U.S. are due in part to people dieting, losing weight, rebounding, and becoming chronic dieters.
7. Dieting causes food Obsessions. If you spend a large amount of time and energy depriving yourself of food or certain types of food – you will spend more time thinking about food and become obsessed attempts to control your weight by what you choose to eat or not eat. How long do you want to live like this?
8. Dieting Diminishes Women. There is way too much attention focused on our appearance and an arbitrary number on the scale. In the midst of this focus – we end up avoiding what really matters to us – our dreams and ambitions. Even worse, it erodes our confidence and self-respect.
9. Dieting Intensifies Judgment. If you diet, you are more judgmental of yourself and others. Once again, wasted time and energy.
10. Diets Put Your Life on Hold. Does this sound familiar….”I’ll be happy when I weigh ______” Guess what, the issues in your life are not related to your weight. Take responsibility and take back control of your life. Decide to be happy now and do what it takes to live a lifestyle that reflects your priorities.
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So this New Years Diet Resolution is to NOT go on a Diet - Set Yourself Free from this miserable, guaranteed to fail weight loss cycle. Do NOT let the diet industry make money by taking advantage of you. It is time to stand up for yourself and take control.
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Rest assured that your complete, permanent fat loss solution is found in the Fit Yummy Mummy Lifestyle System – no more guessing what or when you need to eat – no more long hours or boring cardio or complicated workouts – just simple, to the point nutrition and short burst exercise plans that take you step by step to help you effectively burn the baby fat and get your body back. Reclaim your Body and Sign Up Today!
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I wish that I would have found Holly Rigsby’s Fit Yummy Mummy Program years ago as it would have saved me over 10k a year on my Personal Trainer! Holly has a clear understanding of how to get strong yet lean and gives you step by step advise. I highly recommend the Fit Yummy Mummy Program to everyone as I have implemented her workouts into my routine and have seen great results.”
~ Posh Mama
Founder of Posh Mama Online Magazine and Social
Network http://www.poshmama.com/
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“I could not ever imagine trying another “diet” to lose weight. I now have a permanent solution, instead of a temporary one. Overall Fit Yummy Mummy will create a new “you”. Thank you Holly for your time and dedicated support to creating a new “me”. ~ Bridget McKinley

Fit Yummy Mummy Holiday Wishes

Hi there Fit Yummy Mummy

I just wanted to Wish you and your family a safe, fit and happy holiday season!

Well I am into my second week of the Fit Yummy Mummy 16 week programme and I am feeling the results already ! I absolutely love your workouts I love your ethics the way you approach food with fun and you are so giving too. Your attitude is amazing and very contagious. I am so glad I found your programme. Thanks Holly!” ~ Olivia Le Blanc

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10 Minute Holiday Workout

10 Minute Holiday Workout – 10 Body Weight Exercises

Blast Holiday Fat and Stay Fit

holiday+wo 10 Minute Holiday WorkoutShort, simple, effective.
Anywhere, anytime.

No Excuse for you not to stay committed to your fat loss goals and stay fit this holiday season with this 10 minute holiday workout.

Based on my own personal experience of traveling over the holidays, it was easier for me to find a creative way to stay active rather than fit my normal workout routine into an ever changing holiday schedule.

The key to stay on track is to be consistent – well over the holidays this takes some flexibility and creativity. The “On The Go” Holiday Workout is a great solution for it uses 10 effective body weight movements that combine resistance training and cardio into a 10 minute routine.

By fitting in an alternative workout to your normal Short Burst Resistance Training and Intervals, you can feel good about the fact that you are consistent with your plan, you will feel energized, you will feel less stressed and you will be in a better position to burn off those excess holiday calories.

On the Go, 10 Minute Holiday Workout
Perform as many repetitions of each exercise for 1 minute. Complete in order in a circuit fashion, little to no rest between each movement.

1. Body weight squats
2. Push ups
3. Jumping jacks
4. Mountain climbers
5. Lunges (alternating)
6. Y Squats
7. T-Ups (alternate each side)
8. Hip Bridges
9. Belly Blasters
10. Burpees

Best Ways to use the On the Go 10 Minute Holiday Workout:

~ First thing in the morning to super charge your metabolism and energy levels for the day.
~ Prior to a holiday feast to help curb your appetite.
~ Anytime you feel the need to mix up the day if you have been a more sedentary than you like.

Like I said, this 10 minute holiday workout is a great alternative to your normal workout routine. You bypass the “no time” or “no way” to exericse excuses. When you effectively manage the time and resources you do have, you maintain the momentum you worked so hard to begin and have the ability to enter the New Year a few pounds lighter.

Yea! I’m starting to get great abs! My upper abs look really good, and my mommy belly is shrinking! I’m starting to get some muscle definition in my arms. I have lost 5 lbs so far. Today I am wearing a pair of jeans that fit snuggly, but now they fit very well. icon biggrin 10 Minute Holiday Workout Thanks Holly!”
~ Marci

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Holiday Energy Boosters

Get More Energy With These Holiday Energy Boosters

j0409534 Holiday Energy Boosters It is very common this time of season for Busy Moms to feel completely exhausted.

The added chaos of the holidays can zap every last drop of energy we have. So my advice to you Moms, who are looking for a solution to getting more energy is to double check your habits and make sure you have the following Holiday Energy Boosters in place.

1. Eat an Energizing Breakfast – a great choice is high in protein and fiber. My favorite energizing breakfast is rolled oats made with whipped egg whites, topped with blueberries and a dollop of vanilla yogurt.

2. Eat every 3-4 hours. Food is fuel, if you do not eat, you have no fuel, therefore you have no energy. Refueling your body with supportive foods throughout the day also keeps your metabolism revved up and burning more fat!

Take a look at the Top 10 Energy Boosting Foods for ideas.

3. Drink Water – and lots of it. If you are dehydrated, it slows everything down. Water is not only refreshing and calorie-free – it will leave you feeling energized instead of drained like a lot of high sugar, high calorie Caffeine drinks.

4. Perform Short Burst Workouts at least 3 to 5 times a week. Yes, you want to include resistance training – it is the only exercise that boosts your metabolism – cardio does not. A high metabolism means MORE energy for YOU – PLUS – exercise melts the energy-draining stress we would normally struggle with.

Those are 4 great holiday energy boosters

Have you tried the Fat Blasting Holiday Workout ?

I Love doing these workouts, the short burst cardio is a life saver! I have 4 boys so I don’t have a lot of time, but I can always fit in your workout and I love doing it! Thanks for all your support! By the way I LOVE the workout DVD. If your thinking about making another one, that would be great and I would love to purchase it!” ~ Pam O’Donnell

Make sure you also implement these Must Have Energy Boosting Habits to give you the added punch needed to enjoy all the holiday season has to offer.

Since I began Fit Yummy Mummy, I have noticed more results in four weeks than I have in 10 years of exercising. I have always been an advocate of exercise. I would exercise five days a week and still not notice a change in my body. It was not until Holly’s help and guidance did I realize that it was the way I was eating. In four weeks I lost five pounds, 2% body fat, and 4 1/2 inches total. I have more energy and I am happier. Thank you Holly for your time and dedicated support to creating a new me”. ~ Bridget McKinley

Sign Up Today! Fit Yummy Mummy will guide, support and give you the proven solutions you need to Create the New YOU for the New Year.

Convenience Store Snacks To Keep You Slim

The Top 7 Convenience Store Snacks To Keep You Slim

The best Grab and Go, On the Road, Slim Snacks

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The holidays have put me on the road this holiday season. Despite my efforts to plan ahead – I seem to repeatedly end up in the aisles of the Convenience Store with my son looking for the best, on-the-go snack options.
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Planning a holiday road trip? You too are about to find yourself in the same situation. No worries! What follows are my suggested “good snack choices” that will help you stay slim during your holiday travels.
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Before I reveal my favorite on the go snack options, realize that gas stations, convenience stores and mini marts are some of the best places for impulse purchases as well as fast food destinations. These pit stops are quite attractive as we travel for they meet our most basic needs while on the road…
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~ Convenience
~ Speed
~ Value

You can maintain the benefits of these speedy pit stops and avoid the empty calories that contribute to the dreaded holiday weight gain by swapping out traditional road trip snacks with the following 7 Supportive Convenience Store Snacks to keep you slim.
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1. Almonds – My favorite are the pre-packaged Blue Diamond Almonds.
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2. Beef Jerky – High in protein, low in calories, chewy-ness lends to a slow, savory snack. (No, Slim Jims do not count).
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3. Fruit - About 28% of convenience stores now carry some type of fresh fruit. When in doubt, look for dried fruit. Choose a variety that has no added sugars and keep the portion size in check.
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4. V8 Juice – Better than ANY juice you could choose, low in calories, fills you up with necessary servings of veggies – a refreshing “pick-me-up”.
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5. Cereal - Portion controlled, ready to eat cereals that are low in sugar and high in fiber – Mini Wheats, Cheerios, etc. If you feel the need, a great way to boost the nutritious factor is to pair this with some skim milk.
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6. Granola Bar – There are a lot of deceivingly healthy sounding brands. Your best bet are the hard, Nature Valley granola bars in the green package.
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7. Protein Bar – Don’t be fooled in this section – out of all the choices you have – very few are actually good for you. Many are loaded with sugar and trans fat (partially hydrogenated oils – check the label)! If you go this route, choose one that is higher in protein by a 3:1 ratio to fat. My favorite – Cliff Bars.

These 7 convenience store snacks to keep you slim will have you satisfied while you are on the road.
To create a more balanced snack be sure to include a Protein with your fruit, granola bar, cereal or V8 Juice.
Don’t forget to grab a bottle of water to stay hydrated. Avoid the empty calorie colas and energy drinks – they will not only contribute to holiday weight gain but the high sugar contents will only lead to a sleepy driver shortly after consuming.
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Stay Safe – choose water
Stay Slim – choose a nutritious, fat burning, satisfying snack
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“Things are going great, Holly!I have lost eight pounds and a dress size! My annual Christmas Party was last night and there wasn’t a guest who didn’t comment on my ‘fabulousness!’ : )Thank you for helping me through this holiday season!” ~ Sasha Coleman
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Reclaim yourFabulousness this holiday season with the Fit Yummy Mummy Lifestyle System – What are you waiting for?

Avoid The Holiday Blow Out

Here’s How To Avoid The Holiday Blow Out


PH02832J Avoid The Holiday Blow OutThe holidays present a unique set of challenges….such as delicious and tempting holiday eats!

“I’ll just have a taste!”

Now you are feeling horribly guilty for not just having a bite of that freshly baked chocolate cake and a few gourmet chocolate candies…..but having a nice big, heaping slice and a handful of candy from the nearby dish – not just once…..but twice!!!!

You not only feel guilty for allowing this to happen – you fear that these choices will undo all the hard work you have put into getting your body back.

Sound a bit like you? Well – you are NOT alone. And unlike most people who began these indulgences weeks ago, a few unsupportive choices will not bring you back to square one.

Losing all control and gaining a few pounds over the holidays is a common fear that many women have around this time of year. The good thing is that you recognize what you have done – you are not in denial – and you are ready to fight back.

While your plan may be to stick to your nutrition and exercise plan as closely as possible for the next couple weeks – it is also just as important to allow:

1. Flexibility
2. Forgiveness

In life, no matter how well we have something planned – the possibility that something may happen to offset our plans always exists. That is why we must be aware of and plan for obstacles and set backs.

The holidays have too many unexpected events and treats – to strictly adhere to a exercise and nutrition plan is a great goal – but must also be realistic.

By practicing a bit of flexibility and forgiveness you can avoid feelings of guilt and bypass the whole – “This doesn’t work for me, I quit” mindset.

It is in your best interest over the holidays to plan for unexpected events and temptations. If you decide to have a couple extra cheat meals, then so be it. You will do more harm than good by beating yourself up over your decision to overindulge.

What about my results? It is not one meal or skipped workout that causes you to LOSE everything you have worked so hard to Achieve….

You GAIN Weight because…. day after day after day you make poor choices and revert back to old habits. You end up here only when you allow yourself to – by ignoring the choices you are making and the impact it is having on you physically and emotionally.

If you have made any effort at all over the past few weeks based on the tips, tools and strategies I have provided you – then this is NOT you.

So you must at this very moment - Forgive yourself, or you wont be able to avoid the holiday blowout.
Then take a moment to reflect and ask how you could have realistically handled the situation differently. EX) Have some dessert ….but reduce the portion size.
When you give yourself permission and you are less likely to overindulge and more likely to Stay on Track!

Now what….?
After forgiveness and reflection have taken place – you are at a better place mentally to get back on track and establish a Plan for Success.

Look ahead to other potentially tempting events and situations. Choose to eat supportively up until the event and/or you can always add an extra short burst resistance training or interval workout into your routine.

Whether you choose to continue to make progress over the holidays or to simply maintain, then you must have a well thought out Plan for Success- complete with obstacles and stated solutions AND you must be completely in touch and aware of the choices you make on a daily basis. This is how to avoid the holiday blow out

In other words- Take Responsibility for your actions! For no one makes you eat what you do not truly want to eat. You are the only person in control of your body – not even the pushiest of relatives.

Sorry – but hurt feelings go away – extra pounds as a result do not (and hurt feelings over not eating something is pretty self-centered). Plus, where is the person who “forced” you to eat that second helping while you are making every effort to exercise and eat right just to lose the fat you gained from all those second helpings?

Each encounter with an obstacle, hurdle or setback (or difficult family member)- only makes us stronger and wiser so we are more capable of dealing with it in the future.

Have an awesome Holiday, enjoy the festivities and the treats that go along with them, and make sure you avoid the holiday blow out by eating, by eating in moderation and you most certainly can enjoy the progress you have made.

Reading what you are saying here, I think it is finally beating in to my head. Eat supportively throughout the day, enjoy dinner out a few times, enjoy the holidays but realize the Fit Yummy Mummy voice in your head has gotten pretty loud at this point and will make it much easier to find ways to eat well.” ~ Kelly Alford

Wish you had the same “voice”, assurance and accountability to become unstoppable as you reclaim your best body ever? Be sure to grab your copy of Fit Yummy Mummy before the New Year so you can fully establish your Look Great in 2008 Fit Yummy Mummy Lifestyle Plan.

How to Stay Fit for Holiday Travel

Travel Tips – How To Stay Fit For Holiday Travel

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Do you know how to stay fit for holiday travel this season?
What’s that? ….You haven’t had time to think about it? ….You’ve barely begun to think about what outfits to pack, let alone a fitness plan?
Well just as you would not leave the house without a map or directions to reach your destination – why would your traveling without a fitness plan be any different?
While on the road here are 5 How To Stay Fit For Holiday Travel Tips You can use.

 

1. Pack Travel Snacks:
Pack some good snacks to take along for the ride. Think protein/produce and portable. Snacks like apple and almonds, pistachios and dried apricots, beef jerky and raisins will all do well to take care of munchies and keep you satisfied.

2. Avoid Fast Food

It never fails, while on our way to our destination spot, we either find ourselves at the Starbucks or McDonald’s in the airport or on the highway, taking in far too many calories before we even get to where we are going. You can get this junk food anytime. Save your calories for the holiday meals and treats you really want too have. Avoid these on-the-go temptations by making a point to eat something before you leave or eat some of those travel snacks you packed to help curb your appetite.

 

3. If you MUST Eat Out…
Or your family does not cook so you find yourself out often, plan ahead and pick one or two of those stops (depending on how often they occur) to have something festive to eat. Make a point to order more supportive meals the rest of the time. Keep in mind that a typical restaurant entree is about 1500 calories – that does not include bread, appetizer or dessert. Aim for grilled chicken or salmon and a big side of fresh steamed veggies.

4. Plan your Splurges
If you know you will be enjoying a holiday feast at dinner, avoid overindulging during breakfast or lunch. Instead make your other meals that day light and more supportive.

Worst Case Scenario….If you have no control over the foods being served around you (family dinners) – there is always something that is halfway good too eat – if anything fill up on the protein and veggies, just have smaller servings of the other dishes. You can even tell yourself you are saving room for dessert. Then when you have some – just watch your portion size.

5. Stay Active
Look for opportunities to be active – even if it is a jaunt in the mall. If you can steal away 5 or 10 minutes – do a mini body weight workout in the bedroom (hotel room). The best travel exercises are squats, lunges, push ups, planks, jumping jacks, etc. You don’t need a full 30 minutes to do a couple sets of any exercise.

Finally, know that 3-4 days of being not so good does not erase all the hard work you have done up to this point. You would have to
~ Not move at all
~ Eat an ungodly amount of excess food to gain excess weight

If you eat a not so supportive meal, listen to and pay attention to how you feel and you will naturally want to cut back or fill your body with better choices instead.

I wish you safe journeys and good times now that you know how to stay fit for holiday travel.

Thank you Holly. You really are an Angel for me. I have got great results so far. I am really pleased with the way my body is shaping up !!!! I need to buy new jeans now!” ~Eliane Terrien…Just 3 weeks into her Fit Yummy Mummy Transformation.

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Fit Yummy Mummy – There’s No Time for Me

Hey Fit Yummy Mummy Are You Going To Rest or Keep Rushing?

This important message was delivered to my inbox this morning. I was compelled to share it with you, for the message parallels the exact same thing I have been telling Busy Moms all along. Moms who feel like there is no possible way to “make time for me”. This just isn’t so – and in fact is a very damaging excuse. Take a look at what Mary and Heather from http://www.momstown.com/ have to say about it.

“Oftentimes we find ourselves running around in the SAHM/WAHM box.

The daily grid we find ourselves circling in of work, school, errands, and little time for a social experience. Everyone is too hurried at school, too rushed by deadlines at work, and too crazed by responsibilities to connect with each other.

How do we break the cycle? First things first.

~ Carve 15 minutes to yourself. You might say you are too busy but that isn’t true.
~ Stop

Stop what you’re doing and rejuvenate yourself by a walk or simply sitting outside or resting on your sofa. You will feel more energized. Try it.”

Fondly,
Mary & Heather
Authors of “Live the Life You Crave; It’s All About You” – A MUST Read Moms!
http://www.momstown.com/

Are you ready to stop rushing and begin to live the life you deserve to live? Get step by step guidance as you incorporate the body transforming, life changing habits into your routine with the Fit Yummy Mummy Lifestyle System.

“Well I am into my second week of the Fit Yummy Mummy 16 week programme and I am feeling the results already ! I absolutely love your workouts I love your ethics the way you approach food with fun and you are so giving too. Your attitude is amazing and very contagious. I am so glad I found your programme. Thanks Holly! ~ Olivia Le Blanc

Lauren Conrad Celebrity Workout

The Lauren Conrad Celebrity Workout

Try Lauren’s Workout Fit Yummy Mummy Style
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“Pick up a copy of the January 2008 issue of Shape magazine, and you’ll see a toned and trim Lauren Conrad on the cover. Known for her dramatic antics on The Hills, this reality gal has recently made some dramatic changes to her body.”

- Not exactly my first impression. I actually see a very slim photo of Lauren Conrad. I received my issue of Shape magazine in the mail a few days ago and was surprised to see Lauren on the cover of a fitness magazine.

Based on what it takes to get lean and toned I also noticed that Lauren’s workout falls a bit short. Especially when I read this line in the article….”Jarett has me do a lot of reps with smaller weights because he’s not trying to build muscle so much as get my body toned.”

This is a MYTH! Light Weight with High Reps will NOT deliver a Toned Body. Plus – women simply cannot get bulky with muscles. Fat, yes. Muscles, no.

Toning is due to an increase in muscle tissue coupled with a low enough body fat percentage to see the definition and shape of the muscles. So what is the point of Lauren’s workout if you are not going to build muscle? Read The Most Powerful Fat Burner to help refresh your memory.

Bottom line – Muscle Burns Fat. Muscle gives your body shape and definition.

Low-weight/ high-rep workouts simply boost muscle endurance – not your metabolism. If fat loss is your goal and you would like to achieve a lean, fit, toned body – then your workouts must include challenging resistance training exercises – not endurance driven, light weight, circuit based workouts.

Follow along with Lauren’s workout and you may initially lose weight but will quickly plateau for you are doing nothing to challenge your muscles and boost your metabolism. If you’d like to get the Lean and Toned results that Lauren Conrad claims she has, I suggest you switch your goal from weight loss to fat loss and make the following adjustments.

Lauren Conrad Celebrity Workout -Fit Yummy Mummy Style
Turn her 30- to 60-minute circuit-training sessions into a 15 minute Fat Blaster with short burst resistance training super sets. Bands are a great alternative when you have no other choice. To get the best results trade the bands for dumbbells, choose a weight that makes 10-12 reps feel challenging.

A1. Squat and Press:
A2. Row: Switch this to a Bent Over Row and activate the muscles in your core.

Complete A1 and A2 3 times in a row with little to no rest before moving to the next super set.

B1. Lunge and Curl: Make the lunge more challenging by stepping forward instead of the stationary lunge.
B2. Resisted push-up: How many of you can do a regular push up? Based on what I see, I doubt Lauren can do a regular one let alone a resisted push up. Regular old push ups will provide you with the resistance you need. If you are building your strength – begin on your knees and advance to the traditional push up. Already there? Then try a decline push up – feet elevated!

Complete B1 and B2 3 times in a row with little to no rest before moving to the next super set.

C1. Butt Blaster – Not what I would choose – difficult to get your form right – notice in the magazine Jarett has to guide her. Try a Hip Extension instead – if these are too easy, try it with one leg elevated.
C2. Triceps Extension – Isolated movements such as these are not in my fat blasting, Short Burst Exercises. Instead, trade this for one of my Favorite Core Exercises.

Complete C1 and C2 3 times in a row with little to no rest before moving to the next super set.

There you have it, the Lauren Conrad celebrity workout – Fit Yummy Mummy Style.

Try both versions of the Lauren Conrad Celebrity Workout for yourself and you will quickly realize the difference. Be sure to Sign Up for your Fit Yummy Mummy Workout System once you do so you can reclaim a lean, toned Fit Yummy Mummy Body!