Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Losing that Holiday Weight

Borrowing from my editor-in-chief's blog (Dr. Frank Domino) at the 5-Minute Consult, I'd like to share some tips this week to help you lose that extra weight you picked up over the holidays. Remember, the average American unfortunately gains close to 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year's, so if your pants are fitting a bit tootight, you are not alone!

First of all, a simple trick models have known for years: DRINK WATER!! A trial of obese adults (published in the journal Obesity this year) showed that people who drank 16 oz of water before each meal along with following a low calorie diet lost >4 pounds MORE than the group that simply followed the same low calorie diet.

Often, we think we are hungry when we are really thirsty, so focusing on this simple tip of drinking a couple glasses of water with each meal will help you recognize what your body is really craving.

BOTTOM LINE: Add TWO 8 oz glasses of water to breakfast, lunch and dinner to help lose some of that holiday waistline!

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