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Have breakfast on time to prevent a midnight binge. Have a healthy smoothie to keep your blood sugar level stable before diving into a buffet. Stay stress free with herbs like ashwagandha, kava kava, lavender or St. John’s Wort. Hit the gym once a week and squeeze in a few nutritious meals. Remember, you don't have to finish everything on your plate.
First, continue your daily workout plan. Show gratitude by sending a care package to a solider and by making a thanksgiving meal for the neighbors. Avoid creamy dishes, choose lemon juice for salad dressing and fruits for dessert and avoid anything fried, don’t skip breakfast, drink enough water, choose lean turkey meat and veggies and stop eating when you feel full.
Eat regularly, never leave home without having a balanced and nutritious breakfast. Prepare your lunch at home and make sure you take sufficient breaks between meals. After a meal or snack make sure to brush your teeth or pop a chewing gum. Drink lots of water and eat healthy snacks like dried fruit, raisins and all kinds of nuts.
Studies suggest emulsifiers, added in processed foods, strip the gastrointestinal tract of good bacteria, blocking the fat-burning process and making the body hold on to fat. Altered gut bacteria leads to inflammatory bowel disease and metabolic syndrome. Help your gut by adding fiber and probiotic rich foods like beans, veggies and greek yogurt.
If consumed moderately, alcohol may increase your metabolism but excess consumption can damage the liver, create blood sugar imbalances and cause weight gain. It contains empty calories and has no nutritional value. Your body can’t store it, so it must metabolize it right away, which can have a detrimental effect on other metabolic processes.
Stress can be a major cause of weight gain. Following these five tips will help fight stress induced weight gain. 1. Control snacking, eat only when hungry, say goodbye to unwanted calories. 2. Deep breath when stressed and reduce overall stress levels. 3. Limit alcohol, it spikes you blood glucose like nothing else. 4. Eat timely, balanced meals. Eat early and avoid late night meals. 5. Get enough sleep. Lack of sleep can increase weight overnight. Follow these simple tips and feel the difference.
Chronic lack of sleep can lead to mood disorders, heart disease, diabetes, obesity and early mortality. Eat a breakfast rich in fiber and protein, make lunch your largest meal and don't eat your dinner too late. If you do feel hungry before bedtime, a small protein snack with healthy fat staves off sleep-depriving hunger without sabotaging your weight-loss goals.
Estrogen levels and insulin sensitivity decline at menopause. The body doesn't respond to insulin like it used to and this in turn reduces the transfer of sugar from the blood stream to tissues. This stagnant sugar requires more insulin to reach the tissues and insulin promotes fat production. This is where the extra pounds kick in.
To tackle my fear of weight gain, I concentrated on a few areas to overcome it: Setting goals to lose weight, trying new foods as a challenge, discovering new ways to prepare these foods, indulging in fun activities for weight loss like a Zumba class and entering a no judgement zone. Also, i try picking nutritious foods and appreciating the body I have.
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