Avoiding the Gift of Holiday Weight Gain
Five solid tips on curtailing the temptation of over-indulgences
I can't even believe that next week is Thanksgiving. Wow, it's hard to believe that a year has nearly past and the holidays are now upon us.
Since the holiday season is nearly here, Steviva Brands is here to offer you some sound advice that can certainly make a difference through thick and thin. Here are a few tips to get you through the holidays without having to deal with the unwanted gift of weight gain and disappointment that follows:
How to Avoid the Gift of Holiday Weight Gain.
1. Do not try to lose weight during the holidays. Simply staying the same weight will be a great accomplishment.
2. Expect the holidays to be a challenge. The Holidays are filled with opportunities to break your diet and gain weight. Sometimes this will create tremendous pressure on you. Prepare for it and you will win.
3. Get support for eating properly. Find a support partner and speak with them daily. This really makes a difference. If you resist this suggestion, then you will probably gain Holiday weight. Weight loss is best done with the help of a support system, particularly during a stressful time. If you attempt to go it alone, you may fail.
4. Pay attention to emotional family issues. Holidays usually mean time with family, and this means that any unresolved family issues will emerge and create strong emotions in you. You may self-medicate with food to get through these emotions thus resulting in weight gain. If you identify these issues prior to family gatherings, you will be better prepared to manage the feelings they generate.
Almost all overeating is related to intense emotions. This is particularly true about holiday eating. Holidays bring up feelings of loneliness, family conflict, past hurts and resentments, anger and many other painful emotions. If we combine these stressors with an abundance of comfort food, then we have the perfect weight gaining situation.
If you identify these stressors, you can make productive decisions about how to manage them. If you simply walk into family gatherings unaware of the emotional pitfalls, you can count on having your diet fall apart.
Everyone has family issues that are intense and unresolved. Don 't think you are a happy exception if you are weight challenged. A dose of self-reflection and inner honesty will go a long way towards helping you stay on your diet during the coming season.
5. Let family members know that you are working hard to lose weight and that you want their support. Ask them to resist the urge to tempt you to eat food that will throw you off and to provide alternative foods for you.
I really can't stress enough the importance of a support partner. Get one and then use them for encouragement and strength to do what needs to be done. You don't need to handle family issues alone.
We have found that the more dysfunctional the family, the more support you will need to deal with them. If you choose to walk this path alone, you may quickly find that you are lost in food.
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The Only Failure Is In Not Trying
You cannot be beaten at anything until you quit in your own mind.
There is no defeat except from within. You have no real insurmountable barrier except your own inherent weakness of purpose.
Consider yourself on a very long journey. Sustain your personal vision of success. In the end, you can only fail if you do not try.
Success is a road paved with perseverance. The odds are with you if you keep on trying.
Winning isn't everything, but wanting to is. If you've got the never to try to make it, you will.
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four tips to avoid these four letters
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, otherwise known as GERD, is commonly recognized with a main symptom of heartburn. This is a condition that if left untreated can be a precursor to certain types of cancer. GERD is a result of an anatomical dysfunction between the stomach and the esophagus, in which the contents can back flow, via the lower esophageal sphincter. This dysfunction can be caused due to some diet and lifestyle choices which aggravate the sphincter and cause it to remain open rather than close. Here are your 4 things to avoid:
1. Cigarettes: reason number 999 to quit smoking is that it aggravates that sphincter and contributes to heartburn, as well as cancer, in numerous places in body.
2. Alcohol: another big no no, as it also weakens the link between the stomach and esophagus.
3. Overweight: excess fat can put pressure internally onto the stomach.
4. Various foods: citrus, tomato, peppermint, chocolate also all contribute to heartburn.
Contrary to popular belief often GERD isn't that there isn't enough stomach acid, but rather not enough and it is undigested food that causes a burning sensation. If you have symptoms like gas, bloating, or see food parts in your stool you may want to consider talking to a professional and evaluating if you have enough stomach acid and digestive enzymes to breakdown your food, and/or if you have a hiatal hernia. Properly digested food is more likely to travel down than go back up the opposite way.
Remember the road to good health, starts with good digestion!
In Good Health & Beauty,
Dr. Alisha Moadab, N.D.
Dr. Alisha N.D.
This information and other information is intended for general reference purposes only and is not intended to address specific medical conditions. This information is not a substitute for professional medical advice or a medical exam. Prior to participating in any exercise program or activity, you should seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health professional. No information on this site should be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any medical condition.
Summon Your Aliveness
Being Fully Present
by Madisyn Taylor
When we live fully in the moment there is an aliveness that comes easily.
When we are fully present, we offer our whole selves to whatever it is that we are doing. Our attention, our integrity, and our energy are all focused in the moment and on the task at hand. This is a powerful experience, and when we are in this state, we feel completely alive and invigorated. This kind of aliveness comes easily when we are absorbed in work or play that we love, but it is available to us in every moment, and we can learn to summon it regardless of what we are doing. Even tasks or jobs we don't enjoy can become infused with the light of being present. The more present we are, the more meaningful our entire lives become.
Next time you find yourself fully engaged in the moment, whether you are making art, trying to solve an interesting puzzle, or talking to your best friend, you may want to take a moment to notice how you feel. You may observe that you are not thinking about what you need to do next, your body feels like it's pleasantly humming, or your brain feels tingly. As you enjoy the feeling of being located entirely in the present moment, you can inform yourself that you may try to recall this feeling later. You might try this while driving home or getting ready for bed, allowing yourself to be just as engaged in that experience as you were in the earlier one.
The more we draw ourselves into the present moment, the more we honor the gift of our lives, and the more we honor the people around us. When we are fully present, we give and receive aliveness in equal measure. For today, try to be fully present in your daily activities and watch a new reality open for you.
Quick and Easy Low Sugar Baked Apples
Serving Size: 1 baked apple
Carbs Per Serving: 28.6 g
Prep Time:<20 minutes
Skill Level: Easy
4 large good baking apples, such as Rome Beauty, Golden Delicious, or Jonagold (google cooking apple varieties)
1 teaspoon molasses
1/4 cup Fructevia, Steviva Blend or tiny dash Steviva Brands Pure Stevia Powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup currants or chopped raisins
1 Tablespoon butter
3/4 cup boiling water
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Wash apples. Remove cores to 1/2 inch of the bottom of the apples. It helps if you have an apple corer, but if not, you can use a paring knife to cut out first the stem area, and then the core.
Use a spoon to dig out the seeds. Make the holes about 3/4-inch to an inch wide.
In a small bowl, combine the Fructevia, Steviva Blend or tiny dash Steviva Brands Pure Stevia Powder, cinnamon, currants/raisins, and pecans.
Place apples in a 8-inch-by-8-inch square baking pan.
Stuff each apple with this semi-dry mixture.
Top with a dot of butter (1/4 of the Tablespoon).
Add boiling water to the baking pan.
Bake 30-40 minutes, until tender, but not mushy.
Remove from the oven and baste the apples several times with the pan juices.
Optional: Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or what I really like is plain Greek style yogurt.
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