15.1.10

Time to shake off those unwanted pounds

Holidays are over. The parties, the never ending drinks and the food that could almost make everyone feel like a  glutton. Why not? These are the seductions of holiday celebrations. And often,  reasons,  why post holiday conversations typically  reflect friends and associates complaints, "My tummy is bigger" or  "Darn my pants won't fit anymore!",  or perhaps, "Oooohhh, I gained 10 hip pounds, what the...". Hello? Gals, guys, wasn't that a given already? In my family, the first to complain about holiday weight gain is my daughter and other relatives who come home from abroad. It goes without saying that as soon as they are back, they binge to their wits; satisfying their food cravings like maniacs.  Ergo, the resulting effect of unwanted pounds.

For those who have no problems whatsoever with holiday weight gain, good for you. You are so lucky! Otherwise, time to shake off those unwanted pounds. Time to review your weight loss strategy. The gym?  Or care not eating? Impossible. Diet pills? Or worse, something like gastric bypass? What about the hcg Diet Loss Program?  I heard about it from a cousin who  lives in the United States. She says that this is a hormone based, medically supervised  weight loss program that can make a person lose a pound a day. The HCG diet stands on a platform of hormone called Human Chorionic Gonadotropin. What is does,  according to my cousin is work on a person's metabolism to remove unwanted fats. Because she has tried it she maintains that it worked for her. She vows that she lost 20 pounds in a month and it did not require her to fast, nor take,  or do anything that she didn't want to.

So for those of you who may have weight issues during or after the holiday season, check it out. Of course, it is really up to you to do further research. Find out if it is indeed compatible with your body system. Ask your family physician. Really do your due diligence. After all it is your body. There are no replacement parts for sale out there :-) As with anything, MODERATION is the name of the game. So eat judiciously. Spare the family of the effects of not doing healthy.

Cheers!