As I ate the pumpkin pie and whipped cream, I felt happy connecting it with good memories. Then, I did what I always do – got mad at myself because I knew the extra pounds would inevitably follow. The holidays are here, and with them, the eat and weight games are on again...
This has to end I thought. I’ve got to find a new solution to keep this weight off at the holidays because it seems as the years march on, those pounds don’t leave.
As I researched, of course I found all the usual ways to prevent holiday weight gain, but suddenly there were five, tucked away in several sources that I knew I could follow.
The good news - I really didn’t have to curtail my eating that much.
Weight Loss Secret Strategies
1. Start your day with pure protein. When you eat protein, it takes much longer to digest, and keeps your blood sugar stable for about 4 hours. Translation – you won’t be hungry and you won’t be craving sugar.
2. Drink one full glass of water between every holiday alcoholic beverage you consume. This is a winner in two ways – one you stay sober, not lowering your inhibitions and eating too much, and two you drink less, meaning fewer calories.
3. Don’t skip any meals. When you skip meals, you’re blood sugar screams for carbs. Carbs turn into sugar, and sugar turns into pounds. Put more protein and veggies into your regular eating pattern and you’ll have an easier time and won’t go hungry at your holiday parties.
4. Fill up on fiber, like a bowl of oatmeal before a holiday party. Fiber will make you feel fuller and then it’s harder to eat a lot at those office and home holiday parties.
5. THE BEST KEPT SECRET OF ALL – Hormonal imbalance can literally make you eat. It’s almost like a drug addiction, only it’s food, and you usually want only carbohydrates like candy, cookies, bread, cake, etc.
How do you know if you are hormonally imbalanced?
Answer these questions:
1. Are you sluggish and tired, even when you wake up in the morning?
2. Do you gain weight easily and it won’t seem to come off even when you exercise?
3. Do you have a hard time concentrating?
4. Do you just keep eating, even when you know you’re full?
5. Do you hot flashes and night sweats?
6. Do you have insomnia?
7. Do you have mood swings?
8. Do you have dry skin, acne, or dull, lifeless hair?
9. Do your nails break easily?
10. Is your thinking fuzzy?
11. Do you experience anxiety or even heart palpitations? (Make sure you see your doctor immediately for this one if you do)
If you answered yes to most of these questions, doctors say your hormones are likely out of balance.
But, how can you be sure?
Order the Weight Management Profile and help identify specific hormone imbalances associated with excess weight gain.
Once you have your results, and they show you have hormonal imbalance, it’s easy to have your health care provider create a hormonal balancing plan which will give you lots of energy, make you sleep like a baby, clear your head and best of all, prevent those holiday pounds from staying around and help bring you back to your desired weight.
Treat yourself to a holiday hormone consult at: www.yourhormonebalance.com
No part of this article, or any article on our site is considered to be medical advice. Always see your doctor or health care provider for your medical advice.