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With Thanksgiving behind us, and the Christmas holidays only a few weeks away, how in the world can you handle being on a “diet” plan right now? There are so many events, and activities to participate in. What are you to do? Well, I have an opinion for you! WASH, RINSE, REPEAT!
You can flush out what you ate or drank within 2-3 days by getting right back in the saddle. No shame! Just decide to get back at it. You can still lose during the holiday season. You don’t have to “wait til January”.

What do I mean by wash, rinse, repeat? That means the very next meal you put in your mouth, and the following days after a deviation from your plan, your body will flush out the excess water weight that happens from the excess carbs and fats if you “rinse” them out by not eating more carbohydrates of any type. Keep the carbs super low, and your body will release the glycogen. Glycogen is the storage form of glucose, and each gram of glycogen carries 4 water molecules. Thus, the big weight gains the day after a “cheat meal”. Almost like a sponge, your body soaks up the water weight. If we replenish the glycogen stores (i.e. eat carbohydrates) the fat-burning stops until it is depleted. So, that is the trick! Deplete the excess and continue on your journey of weight loss. Your body will “wash it away” if you do this trick.

It is not “all is lost” if you deviate one or two meals during the holidays. No, I am not promoting cheating your way through the month, just being realistic. Some of you will get through the season spot on! Congrats to you for staying on point. And, you can, if you are prepared, focused and determined. Some of you will be almost perfect, but not quite. If that is you, it is a choice and a decision. Just be precise and know you can flush it right out if you jump right back in the saddle and keep pressing on. Don’t give up. Don’t quit. It is better to lose 5-8 pounds in the month of December than to gain it, right? That way, you will be better off when January hits. Be mindful of your deviation(s), and just WASH, RINSE, AND REPEAT~


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