Do you find your weight constantly fluctuating? You think you've finally lost weight for good only to see the pounds creep back on?
According to the Federal Weight Control Information Network, this cycle may be 5-10 pounds up and down, or more than 50 pounds repeatedly lost and regained.
Reasons for Weight Fluctuations
The reasons for the weight cycle are often linked to the following four causes:
Extreme and unrealistic diets , such as "fad" or "crash" diets. These types of diets tend to be difficult because you eventually feel deprived and revert to old eating habits.
Poor techniques, such as skipping meals or doing well with your diet during the week but "taking a break" on weekends. These techniques usually result in overeating.
Unrealistic goals, such as wanted to fit into your old high school jeans. Do you really need to be a tiny size to achieve the heart health you desire?
Poor support system. Do the people around you support your new healthy actions or do...
It's August, and that means that tons of calenders are blocked off. It is vacation season: the last hurrah before the kids go back to school; the long-awaited period when we go to favorite or new places. The time to build memories, so let's pack up and hit the road. And while we are away, let's get fat.
Let's have a "too much" vacation. Let's eat too much , drink too much, stay up too late, and lay in a heap on a chase lounge soaking up the sun, being completely inactive too much. Let's return home with 10 extra pounds packed onto our hips that we probably won't be losing anytime soon--maybe never. Let's do that. What do you say?
It doesn't have to be that way. How about we go on vacation, have a great time, take good care of ourselves while away, and return home the same way that we were when we left?
Avoiding Vacation Weight Gain
Plan ahead . We don't hesitate to plan the places we want to go and the things we want to see, so let's take some time and map ou...
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