Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

The holiday season is upon us, and that means more eating, drinking, and being merry. All of this extra merriment can make it hard to stick with your regular exercise and eating routines. It can be hard to stick with any routine with all of the parting and shopping.

My business always picks up during the holiday season due to everyone hurting themselves from getting all stressed out from doing to much.

If you are trying to eat healthy or follow a diet plan, it can be extremely difficult, if not impossible, to stick with. There can be temptations around every corner. From the treats at the receptionists desk, to the snacks in the office kitchen, to the cookies at home, we are surrounded by treats and temptation. Continue reading Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Weight Loss Obstacles

obese man with hamburgerWeight loss is hard even when you do everything right. It is hard enough when you are exercising consistently and eating right.

If you gain weight when you are not exercising and eating right, then it is easy to understand why you gained weight. But what if you were exercising and eating right consistently and still gaining weight? Here are a few reason for unexplained weight gain.

The main reason why I see for unexplainable weight gain is stress. Usually in times of stress, exercise and eating right go out the window because there is no time.

This is unfortunate because exercise and eating right helps your body to cope with stress better. It helps your mind to cope with stress better as well. Continue reading Weight Loss Obstacles

Thanksgiving and How To Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

wild-turkeyI always love Thanksgiving. It is one of my favorite holidays. I get a chance to reconnect with family and friends that I haven’t seen in a while. I also get to eat one my favorite meals of the year.

Those of you who have been keeping up with my articles know that I don’t eat meat. I haven’t eaten red meat, pork, or poultry since last Thanksgiving.

Last year around this time I decided to give up eating most meats (I still eat fish and dairy products), and haven’t looked back. I decided temporarily to stop eating meat in an attempt to eat less during the holidays. I looked at it as an easy way to moderate what I ate during the holidays. I thought I would go back to eating meat after the holidays. Continue reading Thanksgiving and How To Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Hidden Causes of weight Gain

obese man with hamburgerIt is hard to loose weight. It can be even harder if you are sabotaging your weight loss without even knowing it.

It is different if you have gained weight and have not been exercising or have been eating badly. But what if you have been consistently exercising and watching what you eat, but you haven’t been able to lose weight or you have been gaining weight.

There can be many causes of unexplained weight gain. It can be due to medications that you may be taking. It can be due to increased amounts of stress. It can be due to hormonal imbalances. Unless you know what to look for, it can be very hard to figure out why your weight loss is plateauing or even increasing. Continue reading Hidden Causes of weight Gain

You Can Quit Soda

sodaSoda can be highly addictive. It is sugary and caffeinated. It can give you a sweet tasting pick me up when you need it.

Soda is basically liquid candy. With all of the excess sugar comes extra calories. If you drink enough of it, it will cause weight gain just like sugar. And it can be easy to form a dependence on the pick me up that it gives you. Continue reading You Can Quit Soda