Diet Newsletter for December Dieters

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Diet Bites Newsletter Edition #12

The Spirit of Holiday Dieting....

It's that wonderful old time of the year when we're winding down things, enjoying the spirit of the season and being with friends and family that we hold so dear.

Amid these holidays, we are presented with a plethora of challenges that test our weight loss plan to the maximum. It's difficult with all the tasty goodies that abound to remain true to our weight loss goals - or to our weight maintenance plan.

But for those that stay true, they will rejoice in the area of weight loss rewards after the holidays have ended.

New Year, New Diet Plan

If you are planning to go on a diet plan after the New Year, strive to avoid gaining weight over the month of December. That way, when January arrives, you'll have less weight to lose.

Over the holidays, individuals can gain five to more than twenty-five pounds - depending upon how much overeating that they do. While five pounds takes a couple of weeks to safely lose, twenty-five pounds takes a couple of months. It does give pause to think before we eat, doesn't it?

Still dreaming about that bikini or sweet little swimsuit? Don't just dream!  Get to cracking on a diet that will trim away those excess pounds. If you start now, you can be 50 pounds or more thinner by the first day of summer.

If you find it impossible to lock your chocolate chip cookies completely out of your diet, limit them to snack time and enjoy no more than two.  It's a step up from grabbing a stack.

In the mood for fries?  Try slicing an unpeeled Idaho potato into thin slices, then 'fry' in a non-stick pan using butter flavored, non-stick cooking spray.  A small potato contains about 120 calories and when dipped into skinny red catsup, you've got a treat that will blow those fries right out of the Deep Fat Fryer!

Snack Time Tips for Weight Loss

This recipe comes straight from the Tree of Mother Nature, featuring tasty, healthy snacks for your weight loss plan that are naturally low in sugar, fat and calories.

For the rest of the week, try grabbing onto a banana, apple, orange, kiwi, peach, nectarine, grapefruit, grapes, berries or melon rather than that standard sweet snack.

By the end of the week, you should experience a decrease in your sugar cravings. Oh, and possibly lower numbers on the scales!

No Calorie Sweeteners & Booze, Drunken Spirits

Research indicates that booze and no calorie sweeteners aren't good mixers as the no calorie sweeteners may cause alcohol to exit the stomach at a quicker rate, leaving the individual's peak the blood alcohol concentration at a higher level.  

Bottom line: If you mix mixers that contain no calorie sweetener with booze, you just may experience a tipsy overload.

Health Tips That Energize

Diet Relaxation-Revitalize Tip:  Grind or grate one cucumber until extremely fine and mix with a dab of vitamin E cream. Apply to your face, taking care to avoid the eye area. Let it 'rest' on your face for about 5 minutes. My, don't you look fresh as a cucumber?

Diet & Weight Loss Fact or Fiction?

Diet Myth: Hot sauce burns a plethora of calories and fat. This one has been around for a while, circling the Diet Village on Wings of Weight Loss Hope.  You'd do better on your weight loss plan to get a little warm via a good walk outdoors.  Even a hot kiss will burn more calories than hot sauce.

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