Holiday Weight Gain

Did you know the average person gains 5-10 lbs between Halloween and New Years Day?

This year, make a change. By making minor changes, you can start the New Year off healthier and lighter this year! Try focusing on cleaner eating over the next few weeks. Fill your plate up with protein, (poultry, fish, grass fed beef, wild game, and eggs) healthy veggies and fat. If you need those carbohydrates, try having them after a workout.

 


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