December 11, 2009

How to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

The holidays are coming around again pretty soon, and while they bring everyone together, for a short time of great food, relaxation and joy, the weight that tends to hang around afterward, due to all of those festive holiday parties is not so joyous.

How to Avoid “Putting on a Few Pounds” during the holidays:

Continue to Exercise – Don’t stop your regular exercise schedule on account of the holidays, as starting again after New Year’s can be difficult. If you find that your busy holiday schedule interferes with you workouts, reducing their time is much better than stopping them altogether.

Don’t Over Eat – All of the holiday party food may be overwhelming, so be sure not overeat, as it can lead to heartburn and weight gain. Eating a healthy meal before going out so that you don’t arrive at an event famished will reduce your chances of over eating.

Avoid Calorie-Rich Foods – It’s really about moderation. Eating is a central part of the winter holidays, and it’s not fun skip out on all the holiday favorites. That being said, the common holiday foods to moderate include gravies, pastry coated appetizers, caramelized nuts and anything with high sugar content.

Limit Drinks – Alcoholic beverages are infamous for calories, in fact just three of your favorite alcoholic beverages will often add to an amount of calories equal to a regular meal. Other holiday drinks such as eggnog and gingerbread lattes are high in calories and should be drunk in moderation as well.

Sleep Well and Relax – Avoiding stress is a crucial part of avoiding weight gain, and while the holidays are often bustling with enjoyable activities, they can be stressful too! Relax with a good book by the fire, take a bath, or do some yoga; it doesn’t matter how you relax, however, it will help to alleviate stress. Getting a good sleep each night will allow you to stay awake during the day, and also help you to limit those specialty coffees.

Losing weight is a process that takes time, effort and determination. Over the winter holidays losing weight can be a challenge, to say the least, however, that’s not to say it can’t be done and these simple methods can help you get to where you want to be: a happy place with your weight and your holiday activities.

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September 14, 2009

Helping America Get Healthy

If you’ve ever looked at the food pyramid to get an idea of what to eat then you may have noticed how it may be difficult to really determine what to eat and how much. What about looking at the food pyramid and not knowing what you should eat that fits into these categories? Well thankfully there is a program that solves both of these problems. A program called MyPyramid can help you figure out how many calories you should be eating, how much of each food group you should be eating, and what types of meals fit into each food group.

This program will help you watch what you eat. You can even use the program to plan out a weeks worth of meals. You can definitely see if you’re overeating in any food group or even under eating (vegetables). If the majority of people knew and used this type of program on a regular basis then maybe America wouldn’t be suffering from such a large obesity problem.

With things like McDonald’s it is really easy to give in to the temptation, especially when fast food restaurants are so convenient. However, people need to take things in moderation. I’m not going to say never have McDonald’s (though it would probably help a lot), but don’t eat McDonald’s all the time. Maybe once a month, twice if you really crave it. This goes for all junk food not just fast food.

Next time you get a craving for a snack eat an apple instead of the chocolate bar. Apples still have sugars in them, but they’re healthier then a chocolate bar. Use your will power to stay away from all the crap that is very available and heavily advertised. If you have any sort of sports hero, perhaps a fighter, a hockey player, or a basketball player, then try to remember this. These guys don’t eat unhealthy foods. These are top athletes, many of them measure each meal or snack that they eat. Very rarely do you see a professional athlete eating at McDonald’s Even when they do have the occasional Big Mac (Anderson Silva) they work their butt off to burn the calories. Most of us have desk jobs or a job that requires no to minimal physical endurance or strength when compared to some athletes.

Just try and be healthier, all America needs is some will power and a little helpful motivation to become healthy again.

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