Better Health Naturally

by Vicki Moser, CTN

Holiday weight gain

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This time of year almost everyone becomes concerned about weight gain.  With all of the parties, dinners and treats that good hearted friends and relatives drop off, how do you keep your weight under control?

            The first thing you have to do is make the decision to have a good time and enjoy the season.  If you are stressed about eating, that in and of itself can cause you to not digest your food properly and therefore gain weight.  We are supposed to bless our food, and eat it for the nourishment of our bodies. 

            Try to not to nibble on sweets all day long.  Confine your eating to regular meal times and drink plenty of water in holiday.jpgbetween meals.  Sweets and sugary drinks will continually stimulate your appetite and make you feel like you want to eat all day long.  Give your digestion a chance to catch up and even rest in between meals.

            At meal time eat some of anything you want.  Holidays are a special time to celebrate and if you feel deprived and sorry for yourself, you will sabotage yourself and your resolutions to stay fit and healthy.  The trick is to eat smaller amounts.  Keep in mind, while you are creating a mountain of food on your plate, that your stomach should only be about the size of your fist and you are about to stretch it beyond its limits, making digestion almost impossible and ensuring you will have gas and bloating.

            Have a great holiday, remember to bless your food and thank our Great Provider for it, eat smaller portions of anything you want, and drink lots of water in between to maintain Better Health, Naturally.

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Written by cosmicallybeffudled

October 7, 2007 at 7:32 pm

Posted in nutrition, weight

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