The Holidays and a new health and wellness program

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During this month’s #Fitness1stSaturday radio interview, we started off discussing the oncoming holiday season. With Halloween in the rear view mirror, we will soon be tempted with office parties, holiday gatherings, luncheons, end-of-year dinners and more. The question: how do you stop from gaining 30 pounds by the time January 1 rolls around?

I provide some easy suggestions and tips to avoid packing on the pounds during the holidays. But, it is very hard given it has more to do with a lifestyle than “diet.” This is something I preach constantly. I remind everyone that diet is a noun, not a verb. We don’t do that “Atkins Diet” or the “South Beach Diet” because those are things that we do temporarily. Once we stop, the weight, more often than not, comes back. Diet, is a noun, meaning it describes what you will eat from now on for your intake of calories. You have to change your lifestyle and part of that is adjusting what you eat and how much.

As we concluded, I announced I am ready to pilot a new health and wellness program. I have been developing it for several months. In the internet age, I feel there are ways to reach out to a wider audience, rather than just those close enough to come to my home gym. I want to be able to help others via weekly updates, texts and podcasts. Part of this program is using a tracking sheet I’ve developed and want to try it out with a limited number of participants to see what might need to be tweaked. I am offering this to five people at no charge to them whatsoever. The initial pilot program is meant to last approximately 6 weeks.

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