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Weight Loss Tips for the 12 Days of Christmas- Tip #8

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 8 – Inflammation Fighting Foods

We often hear about the ills of inflammation.  Not just inflammation in our joints, but inflammation that can occur in the blood stream, the liver, the abdomen and the intestines.  The long and short of it is that inflammation can really slow down a weight loss program.  In addition, it has been linked to an array of health issues including heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, digestive disorders and obesity. Fortunately, proper nutrition and exercising regularly are known to reduce inflammation in our bodies. 

Dr. Leo Galland, author of The Fat Resistance Diet, encourages eating plenty of anti-inflammatory foods loaded with antioxidants such as fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds.  For today’s tip,” instead of worrying about what not to eat, concentrate on what we should eat.

Here are a few of the commonly available foods on Dr. Galland’s  “super foods” list:

  • green tea, walnuts, almonds, sesame seeds, black pepper, garlic, oranges, apples, cherries, onions, spinach, romaine lettuce, bell peppers, cabbage, broccoli, plain yogurt, egg whites

Also recommended by many experts:

  • Omega 3 fatty acids are known to decrease inflammation.  They are found in fish such as wild salmon, sardines and mackerel and also in flaxseed, flax meal and chia seeds.
  • Nutritional and vitamin supplements also can reduce inflammation.   Checking with a physician, health care provider  or dietitian is advised regarding the use of supplements.

In any weight loss plan, be sure to include daily anti-inflammatory eating.  The six fundamentals of the UniqueU Medical Weight Loss and Wellness plan – supplements, medications, support, education, diet and exercise -all play a role in helping our bodies reduce inflammation.

Next Up:  Tip 9 – Baby Steps for Creating Healthy Habits – Inventory