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Monday, December 21, 2009

Holiday Tip: Be Merry!

Be Merry!

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Well after all it is the Holiday Season. What I want you to do is make sure you are making time to play and decompress from whatever stressors may be causing you extra burdens. Here are some ideas: go to the movies, build a snowman, comedy club, sledding, dancing, ice skating, meet up with family or friends and go caroling, or skiing - whatever strikes your fancy! Sound like fun? Good! Go have some fun. That's really all there is to this tip.  Relax and enjoy your favorite activities.

Why do I want you to play? The more stress you are under the more likely you are going to hang on to excess weight or cause other health problems. When you are calm and refreshed it is less likely you are going to over indulge on desserts or have seconds - total bonus! When you are stressed out your body produces cortisol and that cortisol is really efficient at sending sugar to your belly area which ends up getting stored as fat. So what sounds like more fun - pumping cortisol into your system really efficiently which might = excess fat. OR having fun with friends that make you laugh so hard your belly hurts? The choice is yours.

So I'd suggest not focusing on what is stressing you out. Instead find something you can do that makes you laugh hysterically during this holiday season.

Don't forget to check out my post on the upcoming group program starting in February...this group is going to seriously kick butt and you will want to be a part of it! There are more details to come - can't wait to tell you all the juicy details.

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