Post-Holiday Weight Management
If you’re like most Americans, the holidays are filled with food, drink, laughter and sometimes a bit of over indulgence. Now that it’s a new year, it may be time to get your body back on track. But what is the best option; dry January (where you give up all alcohol), a strict eating regimen, or hitting the gym 7 days a week?
Substantial immediate change can work for some people, but with all realistic personal improvement, consistency is key - as is picking a goal that is obtainable. A healthy body is more than just lean meats and vegetables, it takes effort to make sure all elements are working together.
Start with setting a realistic goal and work from there. With all health management, getting proper sleep and drinking enough water is imperative and typically represents a great place to start.
Muscle and Fitness recommends cutting back on sweets as well. “Research shows that sugar intake can be addicting and can lead to an unhealthy cycle of cravings and binges”. Not only are the extra calories not healthy, but sugar can also make you irritable, sleepy, and make you crave even more sweets. Chromium Picolinate as a supplement supports healthy blood sugar and supports the proper metabolism of protein, fats, and carbohydrates.
If your goal is weight loss, rather than picking a big goal, pick a small goal and work from there. The Healthy suggest you start with 10%. “People who start by focusing on achieving just 10 percent of their long-range weight-loss goal may have the best chance of ultimate success. Losing those first pounds yields the biggest health gains, too, since belly fat is usually the first to come off and is the most dangerous”.
With weight loss, people can inadvertently cut their caloric intake so much that they lack vital vitamins and nutrients. So be sure to supplement: Grass-Fed Whey protein is soy, gluten, GMO and pesticide free. The pure protein also includes important vitamins that your body needs.
Making sure that your digestive system is on track can help you lose the unwanted weight while improving metabolism and energy. Cranberry probiotics has seven gut-friendly bacteria that improves digestive health, urinary track and bladder, immune response and microbial balance.