A guide to enjoying the silly season without weight gain

With the silly season well and truly in full swing and 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 don’t 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!

Most people think those extra festive kilos are easy to lose once the silly season is over, but the truth is, the majority of people never lose the extra Christmas weight, at all. Staying healthy over the festive season is no easy feat, but it is possible.


Read my top tips to stop you falling into 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. Make sure you’re catching enough zzz’s during this busy time
  4. Don’t arrive hungry to an event

If it sounds simple, that’s because it is. Of course, simple doesn’t always mean it’s going to be 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 recipes for you to enjoy over the holiday period
  • Fast and effective HIIT workouts that can be done 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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