You probably know what worked or did not work for you from lockdown 1.0. I am pretty sure that being flexible and adapt + keeping your good habits and routine in place have been key, right?!!! Below are my Tips To Avoid Putting on Weight + Stay Sane!
Are you scared of putting on weight? Are you struggling with sugar cravings, energy, stress/ anxiety? If yes, I would love to help you.
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9 TIPS TO AVOID PUTTING ON WEIGHT DURING LOCKDOWN 2.0 and STAY SANE !!
Lack of (Good) Sleep can lead to Cravings, Hunger, Weight Gain, Anxiety, Stress, Slower metabolism, Headaches, Poor recovery. 𝐀𝐢𝐦 𝐭𝐨 𝐠𝐨 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐮𝐩 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭'𝐬 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐢𝐫𝐜𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐫𝐡𝐲𝐭𝐡𝐦 𝐫𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐬. Your adrenal system does the majority of its recharging between 11 pm and 1 am and your gallbladder dumps toxins during the same period. If you are awake, the toxins back up into your liver, which can hinder your weight & health goals. Put an alarm to stop Netflix if needed Struggling with Sleep? Read this BLOG.
2. EAT BALANCED / FASTING
Not putting on weight does not limit itself to reduce calories because you might move less…. The secret lies in many other things and certainly NOT in extremes such as over-eating because you deprived yourself or skipping meals. THIS is killing your waist-line as you dysregulate your blood sugar levels. My best advice is to keep eating 3 balanced meals a day, maybe skip the snack and Fast – a gentle form such as Intermittent Fasting where you basically stretch further the time you don’t eat between your dinner and your breakfast. Go for wholefoods, unprocessed with no-added sugar, no rapeseed no canola oil no additives (read ingredient lists!) with an abundance of plant foods, organic, in season and local if possible. A typical lunch plate could be: 𝟏/𝟐 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐕𝐞𝐠𝐠𝐢𝐞𝐬, 𝟏/𝟒 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐬, 𝟏/𝟒 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐱 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐛𝐬 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐬𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐭 𝐩𝐨𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐨/𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐧𝐨𝐚/𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐝 𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐫 𝐚 𝐦𝐢𝐱 + 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐛𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐬/𝐚𝐯𝐨 𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐬/𝐧𝐮𝐭𝐬. Include plenty of Immune Boosting Foods (Alcohol is not one of them . I cover all of this + much more in my Reset With Audrey 30 Day Programme. Registrations closing on 15 November midnight. Sign up HERE.
3. DRINK TONS OF WATER
Hydrating yourself properly is key for your metabolic functions and your immune system especially to 𝐟𝐥𝐮𝐬𝐡 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐧𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐨𝐝𝐲 𝐝𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐧 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐰𝐞𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐭𝐨𝐨!:-) We usually say 1 well-formed poo for every meal so 3 a day but in the practice twice a day is great!
4. MOVE DAILY
“Force” yourself to go out every day for fresh air, literally. Try and find a training partner to train in the park, it’s fun and motivating! Pick a Dance, Yoga, Weight Training app and just move at home before 12pm otherwise it won’t happen… Prep your training clothes the day before, training by the door and just do it! If you feel overwhelmed by increased work pressure, set a timer for every hour and do 1 minute of higher intensity exercise - weighted* squats/ lunges, burpees, running on the spot/High knees, kettle bell swings, etc. You can add tempo so for example squat down in 5 seconds, stay down for 2, go up in 3 sec (*water bottle in each hand, weighted rucksack, etc)
5. GRATITUDE, INTENTIONS & BOUNDARIES
Start the day by writing in your gratitude journal, then set your intentions and decide on your 3-5 priorities for the day. If you work from home, the best is to work and operate as usual. What boundaries do you need to set, with others, with social media/netflix and with yourself?
6. CREATE TIME TO SLOW DOWN / RESTORE
Being at home does not equal rest and relaxation. Creating some Me-Time to unwind and reconnect is a must, even if it's 10mins here and there. Never underestimate the power of quick but regular breaks. I personally go to the park every day. My fav quick breaks: drink tons of water this way I have to get up and pee often:-), laugh & play with my partner, do a quick chore, work standing for a while, stretch.
7. BE GRATEFUL & OPPORTUNISTIC
Practising daily gratitude has been the most magical habit I have put in place in my life, along with meditation. I recommend “The Magic” book from Rhonda Byrnes (hit reply to ask for a FREE digital copy). It truly helps to remove negativity out of your life, appreciate what you already have and what is in the process of manifesting, reconnect with the present moment and what is. It can appease fears, negative emotions, scarcity mindset and transform how you perceive the whole situation. It’s a great period to review your goals, do new things and create or review your Vision Board!
8. STAY CONNECTED
Try not to hibernate – a tendency for me I have to admit… I am very independent and like my own company. Luckily my partner is here to challenge me. Use the power of technologies to be creative in the way you keep contact with people. I am sure you learned that from lockdown 1.0
9. SEEK SUPPORT & ACCOUNTABILITY
It is so common to keep giving without receiving or feel isolated. Check in with yourself daily (again I use my gratitude journal, meditation if I feel like it and chats with my partner), fill in your cup first so you can actually help others better and for longer. 𝐀𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐨𝐤𝐚𝐲? Could you join a support & accountability group on Facebook? Your free to join mine HERE. Invest in a Nutrition, Fitness, Meditation or Breath-work programme online?
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