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Weight Loss Tips for the 12 Days of Christmas- Tip #10

UniqueU Presents Weight Loss Tips for the 12 Days of Christmas                  

The holiday season can take a toll on a weight loss program.  To get us back on track, UniqueU offers a twist on the celebrated 12 Days of Christmas.  In actuality, the Christian tradition of the 12 Days of Christmas begins on December 26.  The final day of celebration is on January 6, the Epiphany, when the wise men arrived bearing gifts.  One of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves is a healthy lifestyle.  UniqueU wants to support you on this journey.  In these days following Christmas, let’s get back on track with these 12 tips.  Even if you aren’t currently in the program, these 12 Tips will have you feeling more energized and in control. 

( UniqueU’s medical weight loss program utilizes a safe, effective formula that gives us the tools to lose weight and keep it off.  It’s not a fad.  The program is medically-based and proven.  We all know that cutting calories and being more active should equal weight loss. The reality is that many of us need help shifting our metabolism and burning excess body fat.  With UniqueU, we lose weight safely – fat loss not muscle – while we are changing habits.) 

Tip 10 – Baby Steps for Creating Healthy Habits – Prepare to Prep

A great way to start the week is to do a bit of food prep so healthy foods are ready and waiting.  Think of it as taking care of yourself and your family. 

  • Snack Packs – Prepare portion-sized snack packs that you can take to work or when you are on the go.  Not ready to give up your chips or pretzels.  Eat them by the portion size only. (A serving of pretzels is about 15 thin twists or three rods.)  Eating these carb snacks with some protein slows down the insulin uptake which will make us feel more satisfied for longer.  Try them with string cheese, a hard-boiled egg or nuts.
  • Get Nutty – Also prepare portion-sized protein snack packs like 12-14 walnut halves, 24 almonds or 45 pistachios.  Not ready to eat raw nuts?  Try mixing equal parts of salted nuts with raw nuts.  As you acquire a taste for raw nuts, have them replace the salted version.   Or try toasting nuts for more flavor.  Nuts can be a great weight loss tool, providing good fats which satisfy. 
  • Apple-a-Day – Always have a bag of apples on hand.  Every time you are tempted by a sweet, eat a small apple before.  If you still want the treat, try only eating half of it.

Next Up – Tip 11 – Baby Steps for Creating Healthy Habits – Tempt the Taste Buds