Every Year saying I want to lose weight is one of the most popular of New Year’s resolutions. Unfortunately, saying you want to lose weight and doing it are two very different things. Most times, weight loss resolutions don’t even make it to the thirty day mark.
Even the most disciplined people struggle with diets, temptation and weight gain during the holiday season. Having a diet plan in place will help you handle night after night of socializing, eating and drinking.
People who eat healthy, mostly unprocessed foods, including fruit, vegetables, whole grains, legumes (lentils, dry beans and peas), and limited amounts of lean animal protein (reduced-fat dairy, fish, chicken, and lean cuts of other meats), often find that they can eat as much as they want without gaining weight. If they are switching from a diet containing lots of processed foods, they find that they can eat more yet consume fewer calories -- and they lose weight.
The average person consumes about 4,000 calories on Thanksgiving, two times the amount that an average person needs. And with Thanksgivimg just the start of a holiday season full of parties, sweets, holiday dinners and holiday parties.
If you’re counting calories or looking to stay trim over the holiday season, consider using the research findings of Koert van Ittersum, associate professor of marketing in Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business. Van Ittersum’s conducted several studies validating techniques that could help you eat less and stay svelte throughout the holiday season.
It is estimated that over $40 billion dollars is spent on weight loss annually, and that figure keeps rising. Why is so much money spent on losing weight? Well, besides our own vainity, there are a lot of disadvantages of being overweight; the most serious: being overweight impacts your health.
So many people try to lose weight, and fail, losing the weight only putting back what they lost and more.