Written by Diet Bites
Losing pounds equals losing weight.
Ever gain a few pounds, then quickly lose them?
Have you ever noticed that the longer you allow excess weight to remain on your body, the harder it is to get off?
Boy - is that ever true! Think about those holidays last year.
The average person packs on weight, about ten or so extra pounds, particularly those that don't carefully monitor what they eat each day during the holiday season - and for most of those individuals, the first day that marks the starting point occurs on Halloween and ends on January 2 of each year.
That's about a two month stretch of non-stop, carefree eating, which can blow the human body up bigger than Dallas.
Most people who gain weight during the holidays believe that they'll quickly lose it after the holiday season ends. This same thought applies to most women who go through pregnancy - and we all know how that generally ends - with the new mother packing more baggage for many years to come that she just can't get rid of. For some, little Johnny is grown and graduating college and poor old mom is still struggling to ditch that stubborn pregnancy weight.
If the holiday season, pregnancy and other like-situations only lasted a couple of weeks, this task would be a lot easier to accomplish.
The problem is that the holidays last from October 31st until January 2nd. By that time, the individual has built up a pattern for eating more food every day.
Not just salad and fresh fruit - we're talking nuts, pies, cakes, stuffing - and so forth. And where the pregnant woman is concerned, that stretch is more than four times longer - nine long, languorous months.
As the weeks roll by, the weight builds and packs on the body. When January 2nd comes around - or one's due date, that BIG DIET is most times, very short lived.
And right when the dieter gets a second wind, Valentine's day rears its red head or a second pregnancy - or vacation time or....well, we get the picture. It's never a great time to go onto a weight loss plan, is it?
Make it a goal to weigh about the same on January 2nd as you did on October 31st of the previous year - NO MATTER WHAT YOUR CURRENT WEIGHT IS. Because once that weight packs on, it's very hard to get off again. The same applies to pregnancy as well as other times where eating can get in the way of your recommended weight.
Don't overdo when it comes to your eating plan - and do make time to exercise and to plan out your healthy meals. While doing such may be a pain or an inconvenience - you won't be stuck with a load of unwanted weight when life gets back to as close to normal as it can be.