Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

The holidays are here! As an IIN certified health coach and a busy Mom of an  and 3 year old, having energy and feeling good in my body this holiday season is so important. I know if I go overboard I will feel bloated, exhausted and overwhelmed during the holidays. It’s SO important to remember that the holidays are just a few DAYS, not MONTHS!

*General Tips:
– Keep portions reasonable
– Avoid foods high in fat, sugar and salt
– Save leftovers/seconds for another day
– Holidays are a few days/events, not months – don’t get carried away
– Continue regular  exercise routine
– Don’t save up all your calories for one meal. Start every day with a health breakfast & have a healthy snack before the event so you don’t show up overly hungry
– Limit alcohol (stick with wine or vodka if you indulge).
– Slow down and enjoy each bite – give your stomach time to tell your brain it’s full. When you shovel your food in too fast, your stomach doesn’t have time to realize that it’s full, which leads to massive overeating.

The holidays are about having fun and enjoying good company. You do NOT need to over drink or overeat to enjoy yourself. You don’t have to avoid social settings. You can partake in a reasonable way and still be part of the festivities. With a little bit of self control you can have fun AND feel good this holiday season.

DISCLAIMER:  The information contained on this site is not provided by medical professionals and is provided for informational purposes only.  The information on this site is not meant to substitute consulting with your podiatrist, doctor or other health care professional. The information available on or through this site is in no way intended to diagnose, influence treatment or cure any foot or other health problems nor is it a substitute for the services or advice of a podiatrist, physician, or health professional.  You should always consult a physician licensed in your state in all matters relating to your health.

Teas To Boost Weight Loss

I love a nice cup of hot tea! There are so many great teas out there that have amazing health benefits, some of which include weight loss. I wanted to share some of the most popular weight loss teas with you. As the weather gets cooler, our bodies crave warmth so a cup of tea is just what the doctor ordered! I like to make myself a giant cup every night after dinner. It holds me over so I avoid late night snacking!

Green Tea

Green tea has many great health benefits, one of which is that it assists your body to release fat cells. As a clean, natural source of caffeine, green tea is one of the things I usually suggest to people who are looking to make a healthier switch from coffee. The antioxidant benefits of green tea are also a great way to boost your immune system!

Mint Tea

Mint tea is great because it helps to settle the stomach and also keeps your appetite at bay. If you’re craving a snack and looking for something to turn off that “hunger switch” mint tea is a great option! Added bonus – it can also help with headaches!

Oolong Tea

Oolong tea is known for boosting the metabolism. Incorporating oolong into your routine can help you reduce belly fat and promote faster weight loss. Studies have shown it can help lose up to a pound a week!

White Tea

White tea is known for its especially high antioxidant levels, even higher than green tea! Studies have shown that white tea not only helps release fat cells, but also helps to block their formation! Double win!

While I personally never promote any type of stimulant or unnatural supplementation to lose weight, tea is something I can certainly get behind!

DISCLAIMER:  The information contained on this site is not provided by medical professionals and is provided for informational purposes only.  The information on this site is not meant to substitute consulting with your podiatrist, doctor or other health care professional. The information available on or through this site is in no way intended to diagnose, influence treatment or cure any foot or other health problems nor is it a substitute for the services or advice of a podiatrist, physician, or health professional.  You should always consult a physician licensed in your state in all matters relating to your health.