Why is it important to think about good eating around the holidays?
For many of us, the holiday season triggers the annual cycle of over-indulging causing weight gain that thereafter leads to a diet resolution in the new year made in reaction, not to mention regret. I suggest breaking the cycle this year by making a healthy holiday resolution starting in November that aims to have you feeling and looking better by the New Year. Let's start the process:
- Identify your goal and personal motivation
- Make a lifestyle plan to attain the goal
- Get support to help you stay motivated
What lifestyle plan works for you?
Lifestyle plans have two important components: activity and nutrition. I recommend walking as an activity, it is universal and doesn't cost you anything. However, nutrition is more complicated. There are many diets being promoted in the media: Keto, Atkins, South Beach, Low-Carb, Paleo, Intermittent Fasting, etc.! The variety of competing diet methods makes it clear that no single diet works for everyone! However, a medically supervised plan can work in conjunction with many of these diet methods to not only help you achieve your health goal, but more importantly, allow your doctor to help you do so safely.