Last year was the very first year that I bucked that trend and managed to stay focused and healthy throughout the entire month. And lo and behold! I lost weight! Yes, Virginia - you actually can lose weight during the holidays if you continue to take the Qsymia, exercise daily and (here's the tough part).....watch that intake of food!
So starting with this week with Thanksgiving I managed to stay at the same weight! Enjoying every last morsel on my plate, and leftovers too, I worked hard throughout the week to work out, drink my water and watch super carefully what my food intake was looking like, so that the end result was happily a break-even.
And that's basically my strategy going forward and it should be be yours too! Yes - enjoy the holidays, but plan for those days when you know you'll be faced with lots of calories at night for instance, by giving yourself an all fruit morning and afternoon and loading up on water the entire day. And then be sure and take tiny bits of this and that - paying close attention to your body signals of when you're just beginning to feel full! Remember that fullness creeps on slowly and the beginning signs will turn into the full-on fullness within 20 minutes. And by all means - talk, laugh, converse and be present with the people that you love and remember that FOOD is just food. It's the not reason that you're at any event - you're there primarily to socialize, so do that! And enjoy!!!
Goal for December: One pound weight loss by January 1.