Weight loss is a concern for millions of people around the world. In fact, in the US, obesity is at epidemic levels, with 2/3 of all adults either overweight or obese. Why is it so hard to lose weight? And why do so many seek extreme measures that may be more detrimental to their health than being overweight is?
The truth is many of us want easy and fast fixes, and some really don’t want to work for it. But, safe and lasting weight loss requires time and effort, and safety is key when you consider the many extreme fad diets out there that can do a lot more harm than good.
Before starting a weight-loss program speak to your doctor, especially – but not only – if you have an underlying condition, such as type 2 diabetes. The American Heart Association advises that your healthcare provider will be able to assess your weight loss needs, risk factors and help you to set realistic and safe goals.
This plan of action is also encouraged by the Mayo Clinic, which emphasizes that your doctor is one of the best sources of information and referrals, as he or she can recommend safe weight loss plans, support groups or a competent dietician.
I can’t believe that it’s been since before Christmas since I have written a blog post. The holidays were so busy and time just got away from me. Honestly, I’m trying to figure out what to do with my eating that is best for my body. I’m meeting with a nutritionist and I’m currently following an autoimmune elimination protocol. I’m initially eliminating a lot of things I love to see how my body responds when I add them back in. I’m on day 5 of 21 and so far so good.
With all the holidays together at once, it can be easy to get back into eating junk food and hard to quit it whenever you decide it’s time. Junk food can be a nasty habit. Especially if you’re eating it several times a day. Some people even go so far as to have a junk food addiction. If you are craving junk food and can’t seem to say no, then you may need to detox from that junk food.
Christmas is here. I’m excited. I love to be together with all of my family. Luckily, we all live really close to each other, so we do all get to be together during Christmas. The below ideas are not necessarily “low carb”, but they are healthy alternatives to the normal Christmas dinner staples. If you are trying to lose weight or avoid weight gain during the holidays, it can be a little difficult when it is time for Christmas dinner. Luckily, there are some ways to have healthier dishes and still feel like you weren’t missing out. Here are some different healthy Christmas dinner ideas.
I know that I have told y’all that I was meeting with a nutritionist. One thing she has told me is that I need to drink more water. I literally drink water all day, but according to her, it’s still not enough. Especially in the winter when the air is dry, you need even more water.
During the holidays, losing weight can be difficult, but not impossible. One thing that really helps a lot is drinking more water. When you increase your water intake, you are able to feel fuller for longer and can help to reduce caloric drinks like alcohol, soda, and fruit juice. Infused water lets you have flavoring so you don’t feel like you are missing out too much.