Did you know that the statistics say that the average American adult gains over 1 - 3 lbs of fat tissue every year.
A smaller percentage gains up to 5 lbs.
Add this up over 20 - 40 years, and you can see where that road goes.
Dwindling muscle strength and bone density and increasing burden of carrying extra fat tissue weight and decreased metabolic function / or increased metabolic disease is not a recipe that produces a good outcome.
But here is the TRICKY part. Almost 100% of this weight gain occurs from Halloween to January. That means that most Americans manage to stay about the same for almost the entire year. Save for Oct 31 - Jan. So, a great plan to avoid a decline in health is to address what you're doing during the holiday season!
Also: the most active people gain the least weight during the holidays, and the people that are already overweight, gain the most weight over the holidays. Yikes. Even the most fit and active individuals need to have a plan to address their health and food intake during the holidays, that's how they stay fit and active in the first place. If you aren't fit or active, it's all the more reason to come up with a plan right now to avoid that negative turn this holiday season.
Following this line of logic allows the best of both worlds. You enjoy your parties, although in a moderate and tempered fashion, and you maintain your health and wellness, which is better for you and better for your family. And it prevents you from being a statistic, which is awesome.
Create that plan now. And have the discipline to stick with your plan!
If you need help, contact me and I will be glad to help with this :)
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