My fellow coach, Pat Barone, has written a wonderful list of holiday weight loss tips that she has culled from myself and other weight loss experts. Enjoy!
Holidays are tough for many people but, if you are actively trying to lose weight, the extra stress can be a diet killer. What do successful weight loss survivors do? Here are some holiday weight loss tips from the experts and coaches who’ve actually been successful losing weight themselves.
I specifically spoke with experts who understand the concept of sustained weight loss too. This is a big distinction, as permanent weight loss, defined by the medical community as weight loss sticking around over five years, is illusive to many.
Research shows permanent weight loss is more likely to result from lifestyle and attitude change. Diets just don’t do the trick for long-term change.
If you’ve tried to lose weight via conventional means, you know diet fallout all too well. Eventually, you are losing friends from your crabby mood or severe nutritional deprivation causes you to start gnawing on the kitchen floor.
So, these experts are not going to suggest you show up at the buffet table with a smaller plate than everyone else (how shaming), or that you pull out your calculator or fitbit (really?).
Let’s take a better approach this holiday season!