Happy New Year - Happy New You??
I want to wish all my readers a very Happy New Year. May the new year bring you joy, love, hope, prosperity, good health and peace. Will you be making any changes for yourself next year? If one of them is to lose some weight, then check out this week's People magazine. There are some inspiring stories in there about people who have lost 50 to 100 pounds, without surgery. Although gastric bypass surgery is a viable option and I have two friends who have had such surgery, good nutrition and exercise are still the best way to achieve your goals. What I've learned about dieting is that the best method is to just cut back on portion control and eat a balanced meal. Deprivation only leads to binging and that's a difficult cycle to break. Feeding your body adds fuel for your metobolism so you can burn more calories. Food is to your body like gasoline is to your car (with this kind of analogy you think I would have scored higher on my SATs). This is definitely a subject I will discussing in January, along with exercising. Whatever you decide to do, check with your doctor first and make sure everything is in good working order. Until then though, enjoy the champagne and all the goodies that go along with it and may you share this holiday with someone who loves you no matter how much weight you have to lose!