With the holiday season in full swing, and a new year just around the corner, sticking with your nutrition and fitness goals is especially important, and especially challenging!
This time of year brings about parties with tons of food, sweets and alcohol in addition to shorter days and less time to fit exercise into your schedule. But don’t worry, Colleen Holiday, Personal Trainer, nutrition and fitness guru, has got some great nutrition tips to help you keep on track!
Colleen Holiday is Ohio’s ONLY 24/7 personal trainer and offers 25 years’ experience helping others achieve their health and fitness goals. Over the years she has perfected her trade, learning and developing new methods to help her clients reach success.
Colleen holds post BA college studies in psychology counseling offering her unique skills in helping her assess, connect with, and empower her clients. She is passionate about health and fitness and has devoted the last 25 years of her professional career to coaching, inspiring, teaching, and encouraging clients of all ages and all physical fitness levels.
What Colleen Says About Nutrition
Being a personal trainer for the last two and a half decades, as well as being a fitness model herself, Colleen has tons of tools to help her clients stay on track with their nutrition goals. She has helped extremely overweight individuals reach their target weights by losing hundreds of pounds. Colleens unique, 24/7, approach with clients is largely responsible for their monumental success. Clients have access to Colleen 24 hours a day and 7 days a week for support, guidance, and accountability. Here are a few of her most important nutrition lessons.
1. Get Rid of the Junk
Don’t let junk food sit around your house, you will eat it. Throw it away, donate it, do whatever you need to do to get it out of the house. Colleen very often goes into the homes of her clients to remove the foods they should not be eating and to teach them why those foods are poor choices.
2. Be Prepared
Meal preparation at the beginning of the week is extremely important. If you don’t have the food ready to eat, when you get busy (and you know you will), you will reach for what is readily available. Readily available items are not going to be the nutritious fuel your body needs. As part of Colleen’s 24/7 availability, she often helps clients prepare and develop meal plans.
3. Learn in Importance of Eating at the Right Time
Research supports that the time you eat affects your metabolism and subsequent weight gain. People who eat large meals before bed have more difficulty losing weight. Don’t eat a large meal right before bed, focus on eating smaller meals more frequently throughout the day.
4. Focus on 5 – 6 Small Meals Daily
Colleen recommends, for most people, eating 5-6 small meals daily. This supports a healthy metabolism and also prevents you from becoming too hungry in between meals and over-eating.
5. Fresh and Diverse Foods
Eating fresh and diverse foods keeps you from becoming bored and falling into the habit of eating the same things over and over. Colleen emphasizes the amazing, healthy food options available to us in the United States. We have access to an abundance of flavorful, nutritious foods.
6. Eat Before the Party
If you’re going to a holiday party, eat a nutritious meal before you go. This will prevent you from falling victim to high fat, high calorie options offered at holiday parties. Colleen will often be in contact with her clients before and during these types of events as a source of encouragement and accountability. Avoiding alcohol at holiday parties is also very important. Alcohol is high in calories and sugars and is not beneficial to your nutrition goals.
7. Treat Your Body Well
Colleen says, “Everything you put in your body represents how you treat yourself”. Keep this in mind if you’re reaching for junk food. Your body is a fine tuned machine, you don’t want to fuel it with garbage. Treat your body well, provide it with nutritious and healthy meals.
Do YOU Need Some Extra Help Achieving your Nutrition and Fitness Goals?
Colleen Holiday is accepting new clients in the Geauga County area! She offers a unique plan that is personalized for every client, unmatched expertise in her area, and is Ohio’s only 24/7 trainer. With 24/7 access Colleen can provide clients with support, encouragement, accountability and assistance with any questions. Colleen is much more than a personal trainer; she inspires, educates, and supports her clients every step of the way.
Colleen schedules appointments out of Anytime Fitness in Chesterland and would be happy to help you get on track with your goals. AND, Colleen Holiday, LLC will be donating a portion of all sessions sold from Geauga News at Anytime Fitness in Chesterland for the months of December, January and February to WomenSafe a domestic violence shelter in Chardon. Simply mention Geauga News when you e-mail! This will feature a special promotional price of $45 dollars (normally 60) for sessions. Plus check out her weight training classes too! Gift certificates are available, give the gift of strength this year and help a woman in need.
For more information visit Colleen Holiday’s website. Also be sure to “like” her Facebook page.
This story is brought to you by Colleen Holiday LLC