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Weight Loss Tips for the 12 Days of Christmas- Tip #6

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 6 – Thumbs Up for Food Logs

Studies continue to show that food journaling helps us lose weight by making us accountable and identifying behaviors and patterns that get in the way of our weight loss.  Thinking about food logging is the easy part.  We need to put this plan into action on a daily basis.  Here are some tips for getting the most out of our food logs:

  • Tech savvy? –  There are many nutrition apps and websites that can make food logging easy.  Here are just a few to check out to see if they meet your needs:  www.myfitnesspal.com, www.choosemplate.gov, www.munch5aday.com, www.trackandshareapps.com
  • Prefer old school?  – Carry a small memo pad and pen and write as you eat. 
  • Prefer to Procrastinate? – Don’t do it.  If we wait until the end of the day, we tend to forget or minimize how much we ate or drank.  Document as we go.   
  • Too much pressure? – Start by just documenting the fruits and veggies that we eat.  Next add the amount of water we are drinking.
  • Not seeing results? – Be specific.  Eat one bite of macaroni and cheese?  Write it down.
  • Emotional eater? – Write down the time of day and what we felt like when we ate (i.e. tired, bored, happy, sad).
  • Need support?  – Share daily food logs with a friend and make a pact not to fib. 

Give it a go.  Try food logging for the next two weeks, and start to embrace mindful eating.    

Next Up:  Tip 7 – The Small Plate Club