The struggle is real. It doesn’t particularly seem fair that enjoying ourselves on holiday can lead to unwanted weight gain. There are 3 main reasons why we tend to put on a few pounds abroad:
- We’re more sedentary. Lying on a sun lounger all day might feel like a well deserved break from the fast-paced lifestyle you live at home, but the truth of it is that slothing around all day won’t be good for the waistline.
- Alcohol comes with many hidden calories, but when on holiday if it’s a choice between another glass or rosé or not it can be pretty hard to say no. After all, this is your holiday for crying out loud.
- Eating later into the evening might feel like a luxurious indulgence, especially when you’ve got an incredible sunset and a warm evening breeze to accompany you, but if the meals are rich and decadent then it’s probably not the best weight loss technique!
However, we’re firm believers of going with the flow and living in the moment. Those sunset dinners and glasses of rosé will be memories you’ll have forever after all, so here are our favourite ways to get back into shape following your summer hols:
Our Weight Loss Cleanse is a designed to gently nudge the metabolism, balance blood sugar levels, maintain nutrient levels and boost energy. Cleansing with raw, cold-pressed juices is a great way to still dose up on beneficial nutrients whilst giving your body a reset.
Be kind to yourself
Not what you were expecting for a weight loss blog? Thought it would be all dumbells and bootcamps? Weight loss is best achieved with a PMA, Positive Mental Attitude, and you’re never going to achieve that if you absolutely crucify yourself in the gym 7 days a week. Firstly, accept and acknowledge that you’ve had a fantastic time away because, and trust us on this one, if you don’t hate yourself you’re much more likely to make progress.
Cook from scratch
This is just good advice for any stage in your life, but especially when it comes to weight loss. If you know exactly what’s in your food you’ll be healthier and happier for it. Also, be prepared; don’t leave your meals up to chance. If you know you have a lunch time meeting and you’ll be ravenous afterwards, rather than feel like you deserve a baguette from Pret because you’re so hungry, make your lunch and bring it with you to work so that you’ve got it right there when you need it. Keep some healthy snacks on hand too, fibrous vegetables like carrot sticks with healthy hummus will fill you up and keep you satisfied.
Order your Weight Loss Juice cleanse for the day you get home
Plan in advance! Give your weight loss journey the head-start it needs by ordering your juice cleanse ahead of time. Our Weight Loss Cleanse has been formulated by Nutritionists to gently nudge the metabolism, balance blood sugar levels, maintain nutrient levels and boost energy.
“Very Yum, enough to get you through the day, keeps your energy levels up! You feel thinner and amazing after it!” - Deborah, The Weight Loss Cleanse
Move every day
Exercise and diet come hand in hand, we can guarantee that if you’ve just jogged 5k then you won’t want to spoil your efforts by making poor food choices. Try and move every day, sweating is good for us as it’s one way to expel toxins from the body - definitely needed after a week or two of indulgence.
Drink more water
Often we confuse hunger with thirst. If you get to that stage of the day when you really feel like you ‘need’ something, have a big glass of water first and see how you feel. Really tune in and listen to your body, what is it telling you? Maybe what you’re craving is actually movement and hydration if you’ve been sat at your desk all day.
Take a cold shower
Studies have shown that cold therapy is incredibly good for the body. It improves circulation, reduces inflammation, makes you feel euphoric (amazing for boosting mood and alleviating anxiety). By exposing your body to cold temperatures, even just starting with a cold shower, it can be amazingly beneficial as you force your body to warm itself up which increases cellular metabolism in the process and ultimately burns more calories.
Have a read of this post on 5 ways to boost your metabolism naturally