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Episode 121: Enjoying Vacation Guilt-Free Through Metabolic Flexibility

podcast Jul 09, 2021

In this episode, Rachel chats all about metabolic flexibility tips to use before, during, and after your vacation so you can get exactly what you want out of that special break in your routine. Rachel also gives mindset practices along with alcoholic drink sweetener alternatives to swap out for the higher calorie, sugary stuff.  

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“It doesn't matter what we do some of the time, it matters what we do most of the time. Consistency is the biggest driver of any transformation.” Rachel Gregory

Today’s Questions:

  • Any tips on how to not go off the rails too much to avoid excessive fat gain with regards to diet and exercise during a vacation to be reasonable but still enjoy my time and food? I could definitely use some tips on eating, like should I continue tracking calories &/or macros and shoot for maintenance? What about enjoying alcohol which I’ve avoided? I was planning on resistance training by bringing my bands/TRX on my trip and doing cardio walks/jogs, thoughts?

Top Takeaways:

  • Five mindset points to prioritize when traveling to create more metabolic flexibility
  • How to set your intentions with your mini and main vacations throughout the year 
  • When to splurge and how to do it strategically
  • Tips on ordering alcohol and cocktails while vacationing
  • Deciding to use a vacation as a deload week or break from lifting

Show Notes:

  • [0:00] Welcome back to MetFlex and Chill! Today’s Q&A episode is solely focused on nutrition and exercise to create a metabolic flexibility approach while vacationing 
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  • [2:00] Rachel is doing a giveaway! One winner will be chosen from the Itunes reviews to receive a one-hour FREE consult call with her to ask any questions you have about your personal nutrition and training protocol. ! Thank you for all your love and support for MetFLex and Chill!
  • [4:30] Question: Any tips on how to not go off the rails too much to avoid excessive fat gain with regards to diet and exercise during a vacation to be reasonable but still enjoy my time and food? I could definitely use some tips on eating, like should I continue tracking calories &/or macros and shoot for maintenance? What about enjoying alcohol which I’ve avoided? I was planning on resistance training by bringing my bands/TRX on my trip and doing cardio walks/jogs.
  • [6:00] Number one tip: set your intentions
  • [12:30] Consider using calorie cycling the week before your vacation
  • [13:00] Episode 120: Can I Lose Weight Without Tracking Macros?
  • [14:30] Episode 114: Protein Sparing Modified Fasts (PSMF) with Robert Sikes
  • [18:00] Focus on tracking protein and calories if you choose to track on vacation
  • [22:30] Client feedback on traveling and choosing not to track but focusing on mindset, portion control, protein, etc.
  • [24:30] Episode 120: Can I Lose Weight Without Tracking Macros?
  • [25:00] Splurging Strategically
  • [26:30] Latin House deep-fried burrito - Rachel says it’s one of the best splurges she’s ever had
  • [28:00] Buttercream Cupcakes and Coffee
  • [28:30] The issues with having a scarcity mindset and how to train your mind to be more flexible on vacation
  • [35:30] Managing alcohol on vacation or when you want to enjoy a drink while being mindful of calories
  • [39:00] Stock up on protein and low carb veggies
  • [43:00] Deciding which meal has the most emotional value attached to it
  • [48:00] Tips for eating at restaurants - choosing foods with the least amount of ingredients will give you more control
  • [49:30] Asking for as much of the meal on the side: seeds, cheeses, nuts, dressing, etc.
  • [53:30] Get your movement in even while on vacation
  • [57:00] A tip on formal exercise while traveling
  • [58:00] What is a deload week?
  • [1:04:30] Episode 118: 7 Reasons The Scale Is Lying To You About Your Progress
  • [1:05:00] “It doesn't matter what we do some of the time, it matters what we do most of the time. Consistency is the biggest key in any transformation.”
  • [1:09:30] Rachel is doing a giveaway! A one-hour consult with her if you are the winner from leaving a rating and review! If you have already left one- thank you! You can use a friend's phone if you’d like to leave another :)
  • [1:11:30] Thanks for listening! 

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Rachel Gregory (@rachelgregory.cns) is a Board-Certified Nutrition Specialist, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and Author of the best-selling book, 21-Day Ketogenic Diet Weight Loss Challenge. She received her Master’s Degree in Nutrition & Exercise Physiology from James Madison University and Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Medicine from the University of Miami.

Rachel helps her clients transform their lives by starting with the physical (body), realizing the power of the mental (mindset), and ultimately gaining massive confidence that bleeds into every aspect of their lives (family, relationships, work, etc.).

    

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