A New Year, A New And Leaner You!A New Year, A New And Leaner You!

As most people put on weight beginning the Thanksgiving holiday up to the Christmas season, losing weight must probably be the most popular New Year's resolution. A lot of those who give up on their resolutions do so because the extra effort and time required for them to lose that weight isn't so freely available. People rush back to their office desks to make up for lost work hours eaten up by the holidays. People end up not being able to eat right and healthy. There's not much time to get into a regular exercise routine with all the work backlogs that need to be accomplished. These just add up to an already progressing increased weight challenge.

Why is it that people tend to gain more weight during the holiday season than at any other time? Well apart from the rich, high-calorie meals and desserts served during the season's celebrations, a variety of factors such as stress levels, irregular sleep and smoking patterns contribute to a higher tendency to put on weight during the holidays. Having to meet year end deadlines at work, all the shopping, party planning and attending to guests can cause the body's metabolism to go haywire. Sleep patterns are upset and you lose a lot during the holidays, which slows down metabolism or cause you to eat more. Researchers found that there are only two key factors that cause holiday weight gain: hunger levels and activity levels.

The first best thing you can do once the festivities are over and the guests have left is to return to your normal sleep schedule the soonest. Insufficient sleep disrupts the functions of appetite-controlling hormones and is the biggest culprit apart from all the high-calorie holiday food we eat. Put effort in getting to bed at the same time each night so you can work your metabolism back to its normal level. Take a warm bath and forego any other activity at least an hour before bedtime so you can condition your body to rest mode and get the most out of sleep.

Begin to cut your calorie intake by replacing holiday food with lots of fruits and vegetables. Refuse the sweets and left-overs from the holidays. Never fall for those fad diets, as most of these get your body into starvation mode which can cause cravings that can actually do more harm than good. It is important to choose the right food that help in efficient calorie burning. If you do not plan your meals with the right kind of food, metabolism slows down and the whole weight loss process is all for naught.

It helps to take several small meals throughout the day in place of the 3 main meals to shrink stomach capacity. You can get on to a standard exercise routine to help shed those extra pounds, but if you can't, take other options available that allow you to burn some calories. Use the stairs rather than the elevator. Stroll around the neighborhood for about half an hour before dinner or take your dog for a walk.

One important thing to weight loss that should never be missed out - Drink lots of water. Water fills you up too, causing you to eat less. A lack of it dehydrates your system and slows the metabolism which can affect weight gain. Water also acts as an appetite suppressant. Above all, water is a good detoxifier which flushes out harmful toxins from holiday partying.

Weight loss efforts are minimal unless the body is cleansed of toxic substances that inhibit natural weight loss. Therefore, it is recommended that you undergo an internal cleansing or detoxification program to maximize your weight loss efforts.

One such effective cleansing regimen is the Clean-9 Nutritional Cleansing Programme. It consists of a variety of natural toxin eliminators such as aloe vera and garcinia. Garcinia and aloe have long been known to aid the weight loss process by cleansing the body of toxins and harmful elements that slow down the metabolic process. The Clean-9 Programme also comes with nutritional replacements in the form of protein packed low carb substitutes in vanilla or chocolate flavours. Another meal substitute that comes with the package is Bee Pollen.

The Clean 9 Programme comes with all the support tools such as a meal planner and exercise guide, plus a journal and comprehensive literature to guide you through the process. By going through an internal cleansing process, you jump start weight loss efforts by conditioning your body to shed excess holiday weight naturally and in a healthy way.
by Lisa Gylsen
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I'm British American currently living in Mauritius. My husband and I have been in the natural health and personal growth field for over 25 years. We've helped hundreds of people lose weight and increase their health & vitality with natural products. We now run our online business from home so we can spend time swimming and surfing with our daughter, when we're not helping people lose weight! http://www.natural-cleanse.com
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