Christmas is over, and if you enjoyed your Christmas, chances are you also gained weight and will keep it on for years to come. New research has indicated that the vast majority of people who overeat over the holidays are likely to continue carrying those excess pounds for years to come.
A Revelation – The Need for Weight Management
The reason why we retain this weight is that we do not reduce the amount of snack food, even though we may buy more fruits and vegetables. Researchers at Cornell University also found that families tend to increase the amount of calories they consume for their meals after the holidays. This behavior continues throughout the New Year.
Anyone who has struggled to maintain their weight knows that this is a never ending battle, finding it difficult to control the amount and types of food we are eating. Some of us may be deceiving ourselves into believing that the foods we are eating are not affecting our weight, because the healthy foods that we eat are in some way counteracting the negative effects of the snacks and junk food.
This behavior continues until we look in the mirror one day, and to our amazement, we appear to have gained weight and some of our clothing no longer fits us. How did we get this way and how can we stop this?
Monitoring What we Eat
The way to stop this is to be willing to admit that we are consuming too much of the wrong foods. It would help to monitor everything we eat for one week to understand our bad habits and try to turn the behavior around. We can enter the foods we eat into an application on Google Play or we can list the foods on an on-line Notebook. Herbalife has a website, iChange, which is a very useful tool for monitoring our eating habits. Used under the support and guidance of a wellness coach, it is very effective in helping us to control our weight.
The iChange website is designed to be used throughout the weight loss process. We can track the food we eat on a daily basis, design healthier meals, and plan exercise regimes to help us stay active. After we achieve our goals, we can continue to check in and monitor our lifestyles so that we stay on track for healthy weight management.
In conclusion, we can begin the New Year with weight management plans and goals to control our weight with a healthier lifestyle. It is going to involve some work, but it will be meaningful.