Dr. Stephen Price
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Tip #7: Gain Weight

 

How to gain weight over the holidays: 

The first thing that you need to know is that the body is a machine that uses energy.  The energy is used by the body to do basic functions of life.  We call this energy unit a calorie.  In order to allow you to gain weight over the holidays, you must eat more calories than your body is using on a daily basis, which means very large meals.  Eat to prevent hunger.  Hunger is your enemy. If you get hungry, you may not be gaining weight.  Eat all your food, clean your plate. One plate is not enough, do two.  Simple carbos and high fats are your friends.  Eat all you can, whenever you can and whatever you do, don’t exercise!  Sit comfortably by a warm fire, resting on the couch, avoid the gym, avoid any unnecessary motion, but from the couch to the fridge is acceptable. 

Once you have reached your goal weight of 15 to 30 pounds more than you are now, over the holidays you will have discovered the basic rules of maintaining your newfound weight.    

If for some reason you prefer to lose weight: 

Realize that the amount of food you’re eating now equals your body size.  If you are getting bigger, the food you are eating is more than what your body needs.  

Weigh yourself every day, first thing in the morning. Make a quiet commitment to eat less than you normally do.   

During the holidays there is so much yummy, delicious food available.  It is not necessary to strictly reduce or avoid foods.  Eating less of something you like will allow you to continue eating that food without the penalty of gaining weight.  During the holidays is the perfect time to experiment with a whole new way of eating.  Just snack, no full meals.  Even when you sit down to a large dinner, just snack on the delicious food that is there.  This allows you, within two to three hours, to have another snack of the delicious food that is there.  

By maintaining a frequent, small meal regiment, you will not be hungry, you will not overeat, you will be able to participate in all the delicious goodies, not feel deprived and come out at New Years Eve knowing that you don’t have to now lose the 20 pounds you gained for Christmas.   

I have found that if people restrict what they eat, the pressure and desire for that food grows to the point where they then “cheat”.  Once they have cheated, they lose all determination to continue on the restrictive diet, they over compensate, overeat and then successfully gain weight. 

Through my observational research over the past 28 years, I have found that anyone who has been successful at losing or maintaining their body weight has always left food on his or her plate.  They end the meal by their own decision, not by the fact that the food is gone.  Just for fun, spend the next three to four days just observing people at restaurants, at home, even yourself and look to see when a person leaves food on their plate, and if you consider them to be overweight or not.   

And don’t forget to increase your daily exercise regimen.  Exercise increases the metabolism.  If you are not exercising now, then do 20 minutes a day.  If you are doing 20, do 40.  Use your extra time off this holiday season to give yourself the gift of a healthier body.   

Six easy steps to weight loss at the holidays:   

  1. Weigh yourself daily.
  2. Increase your exercise.
  3. No large meals. 
  4. Don’t restrict the type of foods you eat. 
  5. Just eat less.
  6. Always leave some food on your plate.
 

There is a warning I must give you, I have found that when you are hungry and you get near food, you are not fully conscious or fully in control.  You may sit down, eat, and forget all that I have said here, until you are not hungry again.  If this happens, don’t be surprised, just be aware and try again at the next snack! 

ABOVE ALL DIETS

My book, ABOVE ALL DIETS, is now available.  You can order your copy for $20 plus shipping.  Additionally, we have a very simple and effective cleanse available to purchase in a package.  Email us back or call the office today, to purchase these.   I also do individual consulting for weight loss.

    
 
 

 

Dr. Stephen D. Price, DC

Shaw Health Center

5336 Fountain Ave. 
Los Angeles  90029

 323-467-5200

 E-mail: drprice@drpricedc.com

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