How to Lose Weight 1 Month Before Vacation
You've secured time off work. Flights are booked. Hotel and excursions planned. You've even bought some new clothes for your big vacation.
We've all been there... you want to drop a few pounds before you get away. If you are going somewhere warm (yes, please!) that's even more motivation to look and feel great in a bathing suit.
Here are my tips on how to lose weight and feel great for your vacation.
1. Make a schedule (and stick to it).
Set a start date, and make a specific goal that you want to achieve by the time you leave for vacation. Then break that goal into weekly goals, leading up to your vacation date. Decide how many times you want to exercise a week, how many days you will dedicate to eating healthy, and how much weight you want to lose per week to reach your goals.
2. Create a visual reminder of your goal.
Print out a picture for your fridge, or put it as your background on your phone. You need to remember the long term WHY you want to be healthy the next few weeks,
3. Make exercise a priority.
Make sure you are moving your body and staying active leading up to your vacation! You can join a gym or stream workouts at home (hey, Beachbody On Demand is free for 30 days).
4. Clean up your nutrition.
Do you best to stick to whole foods, and recipes that only include one ingredient foods (aka no processed carbs, frozen dinner meals, or juice cleanses). Need some inspiration for what to eat? Download my Free Clean Eating Guide with 25 healthy recipes.
As a general rule of thumb, do your best to have the following every day: 4 servings of protein, 3 servings of veggies, 2 servings of fruit, 2 servings of carbs, 1 serving of healthy fats.
5. Lock up the liquor cabinet.
This is probably the tip that you want to ignore, ha! But the fact is, alcohol contains only empty calories and has no nutritional value.
In addition, your body can't store alcohol and metabolize it right away. As a result, other metabolic processes suffer. Your body won't metabolize sugars and fats as efficiently during the metabolism of alcohol, and drinking heavily can cause your metabolism to slow. This can contribute to weight gain, as can the empty calories found in alcohol.
Consider taking the weekends off leading up to your vacation. The sacrifice NOW will make the reward of feeling great on vacation that much sweeter (with a drink in hand).
Below is a 21 day detox that I did before my tropical vacation a few years ago! The sacrifice the weeks before helped me look and feel great on the beach!
Need help with sliming down before your vacation or big event? I'd love to help you! Shoot me an email and we can work to find a program that will work for you.