It’s not always easy to stick to your fitness routine, especially during the summer when schedules aren’t as consistent and it’s easier to be more relaxed with your dieting regimen. Below are some tips and tricks for folks out there who could use some extra guidance around getting back on track, and how to keep the momentum going until next summer rolls around.
1. What kind of weight-loss or fitness plan would you recommend for someone who was active throughout the summer, but still gained weight from eating and drinking too much?
A: Eliminate the fatty BBQ foods and limit alcohol consumption. Decreasing overall caloric intake and maintaining an active exercise program will result in a drop in unwanted body fat.
2. What is your advice for someone who did some exercise over the summer, but not all that much?
A: Get on a consistent workout program incorporating both resistance training and cardiovascular training. If help is needed developing an effective, speak with a personal trainer to help get the ball rolling.
3. How could someone who fell off good eating habits during the summer get back on track?
A: Set a scheduled-meal nutrition plan in motion. Stick with lean meats such as chicken and fish and low glycemic carbs such as brown rice and sweet potatoes. Also incorporate a lot of vegetables. Stick with this plan Monday through Saturday and on Sunday, substitute one meal with a comfort or "cheat" meal.
4. For someone who doesn’t have a lot of time to go to the gym or remain on a set workout schedule, how would you suggest they stay in shape throughout the winter and looking towards next summer?
A: Stick with a healthy diet and don't overindulge on comfort foods and alcohol. Also try to be consistent with a workout program or try activities such as biking, jogging on the beach, and swimming.
To Your Health,
THE GYM of Armonk
99 Business Park Drive
Armonk, NY 10504