Anthony Larson offers up a serving of festive food advice
With the festive period just around the corner, let me offer a few suggestions that can help safeguard your progress. The parties will be coming thick and fast and it definitely wouldn’t be appropriate sat down for a celebratory meal and reaching into your bag for a Tupperware box. There is no harm in letting your hair down and over indulging on the Christmas treats. If you have been eating clean and not skipping a beat during the run up to Xmas you could use this as a mini break for a week, to eat the things that are not on your usual meal plan. There has to be a balance in life and celebrating over Christmas and the New Year with loved ones will be much needed. If you have made the rest of the year count then a few days eating whatever you like will not hinder your progress, just like a few days of hard work in the gym isn’t going to do much for your progress. You could use the time from now until the run up to Xmas to really turn the screw on your training and diet. Then use the festive period as a de-load week which would then have very little impact on progression.