New Year’s Resolution: Weight Loss

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Weight loss has to be at the top of the list for about 90% of those who make resolutions. After overindulging in the never-ending holiday cycle, most of us could stand to lose a couple of pounds. According to National Institutes of Health (NIH), the average American only gains about a pound during the holidays. That may not seem like a lot, but the problem is that we don’t lose that pound and it accumulates. In 10 years, you may have gained 10 lbs that can be attributed to holiday eating and may be a major contributor to obesity later in life.

If you are one the many people starting a new exercise program or weight loss program, read this and this for tips to keep your resolution. If you are having trouble with the weight loss, I always recommend starting with a gentle cleanse like Pathway Ultra Cleansing System or Renew Life First Cleanse. Cleanses, when done, properly, help detoxify the body and make weight loss easier. Both cleanses are gentle and safe, but if you have never done a cleanse, contact us to help you select the right one for you.

I personally hate the word “diet” and believe that you should eat in moderation and eat whole, organic foods, limiting processed and packaged foods as much as possible. A friend of mine swears by the Paleo diet, which eliminates sugar (including grains), and focuses on nuts, seeds, meats, fruits and vegetables. This has been life changing for her and her family. If this sounds too limiting for you, pick a food plan that will work for you and your family…long term. Forget about fad diets and focus on well-balanced healthy meals.

The next step in weight loss is to MOVE! Find an activity you love and do it. This will be good for your mind and body. And don’t forget to stay hydrated.

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