A guide to enjoying the silly season without weight gain

With the silly season well and truly in full swing and as the founder of Australia’s #1 online fitness and nutrition program, I’m often asked if it’s possible to stay in shape over Christmas. The good news is: yes! You can stay in shape and you don’t even have to sacrifice your Christmas pudding; you CAN have your cake and eat it too over the Christmas season.

The average Australian gains at least 2kgs over Christmas – but this doesn’t have to be you this year!

Most people think those extra festive kilos are easy to lose once Christmas is over. The unfortunate truth is that most people never lose their extra Christmas weight, and this can be a reason why a lot of people find their weight creeps up a little more every year.

The best way to avoid weight gain this Christmas is to stay healthy over the silly season. It’s no easy feat, but it is possible. You just need to follow my silly season survival guide!


Read: Top tips to avoid the Christmas weight-gain trap.


How to avoid gaining extra kilos over Christmas

There are a few key tips that I share with the members of my 28 Program to help them avoid that silly season weight gain:

  1. Practice mindful eating (and drinking!)
  2. Stay hydrated!
  3. Catch enough zzz’s during this busy time
  4. Don’t arrive hungry to any Christmas event

If it sounds simple, that’s because it is. Of course, simple doesn’t always mean easy. But, never fear, that’s where my free silly season survival guide comes in!

Download your FREE silly season survival guide and let’s start 2020 with a bang!

  • Delicious & nutritious festive recipes to enjoy over the holiday period
  • Fast and effective fat-burning HIIT workouts that can be done quickly, from the comfort of your own home
  • Motivation & mindset tips to help you survive the silly season without weight gain!

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About Sam Wood

Sam Wood is one of Australia’s leading fitness experts and a personal trainer with over 17 years of experience in the fitness industry. Sam’s methods and training techniques have achieved incredible results with thousands of people worldwide. The reason? He keeps things simple, gets what works, gets what doesn’t work and loves people.

From a humble fitness instructor at his University gym during his first year of Exercise Science to a personal trainer doing 90 appointments a week and opening Gecko Sports (Australia’s first ever kids gym), a company he built to 30 + national franchises, Sam has been lucky enough to experience it all. Today Sam is the very proud owner of The Woodshed, Australia’s largest personal training studio in Brighton, Victoria. He’s also a celebrity trainer and media commentator, with a refreshingly honest and relatable take on all things health and fitness and the founder, mentor and trainer at 28 by Sam Wood.

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