It’s all about balance. The holidays are a time for celebration and being with friends and family. Now while that doesn’t mean you should absolutely put your health and fitness in the gutter – it does allow for a little more leeway in your normal diet.
Typically our clients eat 5 meals per day, with 3 workouts per week. So in a week that’s 35 meals plus 3 post workout shakes. We use a points system – a missed meal is -1, a non-compliant meal is 0 – a good meal is 1 point. (I’d prefer a client “cheat” than skip a meal).
So generally that’s 38 possible points. During the year we shoot for 90% compliance – or 34 “good” meals. During the holidays, though, we look for 80% comliance.