Holiday Survival: Focus on the Protein.
So you are working on getting your water back up and that is great. Another focus that is extremely important is protein. When we stop logging our food, especially planning ahead, we tend to decrease our protein intake and increase simple carbs. Sound familiar?
Get your water back in line AND get your protein up again. The reason to do this ASAP is to decrease your sugar cravings, get your insulin response back in check and begin your fat burning again. This month of December does not mean not focusing on your goals, it means flying right through them. You got this!
Eat protein with EVERY meal and snack.
Breakfast should be a high protein with fruit.
Eat a protein snack in the afternoon to prevent munching or bingeing when you get home from work.
If you get that sugar craving - tell yourself you can have something AFTER you eat some protein. You may not still crave it after that.
So how much protein should you be eating? A minimum of 100 gms/day building up to 140-160 gms/day for women and 160-180 gms for men. Are you up to the challenge?