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Five Simple Ways to Encourage Weight Loss Before The Holidays

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The holidays are around the corner and it’s very easy to give into temptation and make unhealthy food choices, but here is how to encourage weight loss before the holidays with five simple tips.

Dr. Wayne Andersen co-founder of Take Shape For Life (TSFL.com) has provided the following five tips to outline the simple actions we can take to encourage great weight loss before the holidays. While many programs offer solutions for a post-holiday weight loss, this one encourages losing weight before the holiday season.

5 Actions for a pre-holiday weight loss.

Do not over exercise. If you haven’t been exercising, don’t start it now! If you have been exercising then drop your weights to half your normal amount and don’t exceed 20 minutes / day for the first 3 weeks. No huffing, puffing or sweating during this time period.

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Eat a healthy breakfast within the first hour of waking up. Be sure it includes nutrients such as foliate, iron, vitamins and fiber. Foods like low-fat yogurt, low-fat waffles or oatmeal like Medifast Apple Cinnamon, are your best bet.

Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water daily. This will help the body to better detoxify, protect and moisturize joints, kick start metabolism and absorb nutrients among other benefits.

Keep a food journal. This will help to create a conscious awareness of food intake and eating patterns.

Find a weight loss buddy or a health coach. This support system will provide the right motivation to keep you on track and the encouragement needed to succeed.

Dr. Wayne Andersen is the Co-Founder of Take Shape for Life. He is board certified in internal medicine and specializes in weight management. Dr. Andersen graduated from University of Florida. Involved with Johns Hopkins in collaborating studies to show the efficacy of meal replacements, Dr. Andersen’s goal is to provide simple, convenient means for people to lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle. As the chief architect of Take Shape for Life, Dr. Andersen has built an integrated support system that helps people make the necessary changes in their lifestyles to create optimal health. Using a team approach of health professionals working with Certified Health Advisors, Dr. Andersen says we can provide leading edge nutritional solutions, medical support and the support of caring individuals, to provide the necessary one-on-one interaction so vital in changing peoples’ lives.



Hey thanks for your article but I don't understand why you should exercise less in preparation for the holiday period? Shouldn't you lose a little weight before the holiday period so you can enjoy this time and indulge a little? Cheers Angeli Yuson