Family gatherings, holiday parties, sweet treats bring joy and something a little less desirable, a bigger waistline Studies suggest that 10% of Americans gain 5 pounds or more during the holidays and 50% gain at least a pound!
For all of you, trying to maintain your weight, I have put together a series of weight management tips to get you through the holiday season without adding unwanted pounds
Naila Malik MD- Dallas Medical Weight Loss, Weight Management Tip 2
Holiday stress with party planning, travel, family visits, gift shopping can all add up and drive you crazy. Stress has many detrimental effects on your body including emotional overeating and belly fat deposits.Plan ahead to reduce stress, make holidays easy on yourself by lowering your expectations from your own self, take on only as much as you can handle, if you are still stressed try stress management with deep breathing, yoga, meditation and just putting some “me” time aside for yourself.
Adequate stress management leads to lowering of stress hormone levels, cortisol, which is implicated in lowering your metabolism and causes mid section fat gain.
We counsel our patients in the Naila MD FIT weight loss program and emphasize the importance of adequate stress management as essential to overall health and long term weight management.
Naila MD FIT weight loss program is a comprehensive weight loss and maintenance program designed by Dr. Malik for her patients. The program encompasses diet, physical activity, stress management and sleep patterns for a more thorough approach than diet alone. We use prescription medications and in office injections as clinically indicated. We realize that successful long term weight loss is a results of permanent lifestyle alteration and emphasize this concept throughout the program.
For more information on Naila MD FIT weight loss in Dallas or Southlake, please call our office 888-210-9693 for information.