Curbing Holiday Weight Gain

Depending on which study you look at, Americans gain an average of one to 15 pounds over the holidays. Obviously, gaining 10 to 15 pounds is not good, especially in the span of two months. But just one pound? What harm is that?

The problem with gaining one pound (or more) is that most people don’t take it back off. So let’s say you start gaining a pound per season when you’re 20 but the rest of the year, you maintain. By the time you’re 40, you’ve gained 20 pounds, have a spare tire, and have increased your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

There are some things you can do to enjoy the holidays and the treats that come inherent with the season and still not gain weight.

The most important is a shift in mindset. If you believe that you’re going to gain weight, that’s just how it is, there’s nothing you can do about it, well … I can’t help you. (“I want to do it but I can’t” falls into that same category.)

If you are already past Step 1 (above) and would like to learn more tips and tricks to avoid holiday weight gain, join a community of like-minded people who encourage and congratulate each other, then I have a program that you would be interested in

It’s called “I’m Gaining Nuttin’ for Christmas” and is all about maintenance. There are in-person groups in the Phoenix area as well as several online groups. But here’s the best part: if you have a group of people who want to do it together (you and a few friends, you and your family, you and some coworkers, you and some people from church, you and some people …. you get the idea), contact me, and we can set up a time and place for your group to do it together! This means, of course, that your group doesn’t need to all live together – we can set up an online group. And, as the organizer of the group, you get your fees waived.

Click through to go to the website for complete details and to register. The sooner you do it, the more time you have to work on it!

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