Avoid The After-Christmas Crash Diet [10/18]


You’ve overeaten for several days, and now you’re exhausted and feeling fat. Well, you’re not the only one… but do not jump on the crash-diet band wagon.  Yes, you will lose weight initially, but it is often regained very quickly. Quick weight loss almost always leads to disappointment. The best way to have long-term weight loss is not crash dieting. This only leads to “yo-yo” dieting.

We know that in order to lose weight we have to consume fewer calories than we burn. So get ready, have a plan in place, and accept that you have to make lifestyle changes. The best way to do this is to choose foods low in fat and high in fiber. Of course, it’s always a good idea to choose lower-fat dairy products, leaner meats, whole grain breads and plenty of fruits and veggies. Remember that protein will make you feel fuller longer, and making sure you drink your eight glasses of water every day is not only good for you, it curbs your appetite. For countless reasons, water is so much more beneficial than sugary drinks and alcoholic beverages.

Don’t skip breakfast, and eat healthy snacks and regular meals. It can be easy to forget simple rules like these, but make no mistake, they are hugely important.

Most of us cannot and should not stay on a crash diet anyway! Usually by the first week boredom, hunger, or ketosis sets in and the diet ends anyway. You can be sure that what little weight you lose (if any) on a crash diet is absolutely not worth the headaches, nausea, fatigue, or other unpleasant symptoms that often appear with crash diets. Get serious and accept you need a plan! Not just any plan, mind you, one that will help you shed those pounds and help you become a healthier person.

But how can you really do this?

You can get all the help you need by joining Weigh To Wellness. Our group is staffed by professional medical staff including dietitians, nutritionists, and a physician (board certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine), all interested in helping you lose weight and keep it off. We know that controlling weight is a long term process. You will be coached to set attainable goals and encouraged to reach them in a medically sound way.

Eating the right food is not the only thing involved in a healthy lifestyle. Exercise helps with weight loss because it raises your metabolism, therefore burning calories for several hours after you finish. If you are healthy enough to do so, vigorous exercise that will increase your body temperature will be most efficient. Using weights will help maintain muscle mass.

By going to Weigh To Wellness, you will find it easier to create a plan and stick with it because you will have all the help you need! You will be able to purchase the snacks and meals geared to help you lose weight, and if needed, you can also get supplements. The staff will help you set goals and write an exercise program just for you. You can work at your own rate, we’ll encourage you every step of the way.

If you have made up your mind to lose those holiday pounds, call us today!  205-994-2393

Last updated 10/9/18

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