Last week’s news release of a study that proved diets don’t work made headlines, but in my opinion, should not have. Anyone that’s been on one knows that once you stop, you gain the weight back. Who needed a scientific study to tell us this!? All four of the top diet programs, Atkins, Weight Watchers, The Zone, and South Beach were included in the study and while people all lost weight during the first year, they gained it back after that. And no long term heart health benefit was seen.
So, what’s a person to do? Find a way of eating that works for you personally. EveryBODY is different. Working with a health coach can help you design a plan that you can stick with, that doesn’t make you feel deprived, takes your likes and dislikes into account, etc. And combines your new way of eating with an exercise program that you can live with. No one is saying that you have to spend an hour at a gym every day – unless you want to. There are short but powerful exercise series that can help you build lean muscle, or improve your aerobic capabilities. A program that is designed specifically for you is the way to go.
If you would like me to help design you a program that will improve your health in a way that doesn’t seem too harsh to keep up with, take advantage of my holiday special. You’ll be glad you did!
In the meantime, keep track of the food you eat in a journal over the holiday season and look at it every day. That will help you keep the weight down at this time of year when Christmas cookies, Thanksgiving pies, and holiday parties make it so difficult.
Best of Health,