Year-end celebrations are closely linked to food, one of the most important elements during december holidays, You can imagine that it can be difficult to manage your weight properly at this time, both for those who have already started a process and those who have recently decided to start it. The extension is in balance and maintaining healthy habits that are part of everyday life. You don’t need to avoid your cravings, but you also don’t want to overindulge this season. So, what to do so that your health does not take a toll during the holidays?
“Commitment to health is the basis for making decisions at any point in life, whether on a day-to-day basis or at special moments such as the end of the year. maintain healthy habits and sharing with friends and family is possible, and there are ways to customize and select without the need to interrupt the substantial weight management process; All of this can be achieved with the help of an expert,” explains Dr. Sandra Nuñez, spokesperson for the truth about your weight A platform that aggregates information to address the stigma of overweight and obesity.
Weight management is generally thought of after the holidays, not before. To avoid this paradox, experts recommend focusing on leading a consistently healthy lifestyle, with moderate consumption of food and drink, and, as far as possible, regular physical activity. Always keeping mental health care in mind. Those good habits should be maintained through December, even if you’re on vacation.
“It’s not about putting limits and creating more stress and anxiety. It’s about commitments. Agreement with a doctor doesn’t mean continuing to lose weight, but maintaining it and maintaining what’s achieved throughout the process.” Don’t forget the healthy habits you’ve developed,” says Nuñez.
According to the Association of British Dieticians, An average person consumes 4,500 to 6,000 calories on Christmas night., and an additional 500 calories per day during the holiday season. These data show an environment that some classify as obesogenic. Because of this, physicians recognize the challenge patients face.
Here are some tips for taking advantage of the holidays without feeling like you’re ‘throwing in the towel’ or giving up on health care:
- choose carefully: Decide which holiday meals are worth the time and skip items that aren’t special or important. The goal is not to stop eating what we are offered or seek extreme diets, but to enjoy it consciously.
- physical activity: It is inevitable and should be maintained in this age as well. Although Christmas and New Year’s Eve are long and full of family commitments that alter the routine, it is important to be able to adjust so that it continues with the process.
- Question of time: If you know your schedule of activities, you can decide to eat less at breakfast and lunch if you’re going to have a big meal in the evening, and adjust your day to enjoy it that way. .
- Take rest and take care of mental health: It is important to get good sleep and keep track of mental health. Not only does it try to control the body in a better way, but it will also help strengthen the weight loss process.
these recommendations, although it is important to bring them to holiday seasonGood weight management throughout the years is the key. Important points such as deciding what to eat and how much, maintaining an exercise routine, weighing yourself regularly, adjusting meal times that are not normal, and implementing practices such as mindful eating , as suggested by a study published in. obesity science and practiceThese are only a few points to be considered. For this it will be important to always have a doctor on hand and thus the best path to take to continue building a healthy life.
on the truth about your weight
The complexity of obesity lies, in large part, in the misinformation that exists about the causes and consequences of these diseases, the limited time devoted to physical activity in today’s busy world, and the obese environment to which we find ourselves exposed.
La Verdad de su Peso is a platform that proposes topics focused on exercise, diet, mind and the multidisciplinary medical team as keys to removing the pathology of overweight and obesity from everyday life. One of his initiatives is his podcast “All About My Weight”, a space in which Lucia, an overweight person, tells her life story and shares her most special experiences on this path towards a healthier lifestyle. With this and other actions of the campaign, it aims to inspire, connect and empower patients, caregivers, doctors and organizations to break the cycle of overweight and obesity in Colombia, a situation in which we are all responsible actors. Huh.
*Content produced with the support of Novo Nordisk.