Think Thin -
Resisting Temptation at Thanksgiving and the Holidays
Thin & Trim Thanksgiving Day
Weight Maintenance Tips
Thanksgiving Day is a wonderful
holiday. The family is together, sharing, teasing, catching up
and overeating. Even the most conscientious weight watcher usually
gives into temptation with the delicious feast before them.
Here are a few tips to help
inspire you to maintain a healthier outlook throughout the day.
- Start your day off with
a brisk 20 minute walk after breakfast to jump-start your metabolism.
Skipping breakfast and lunch to“save space” for
the big meal is BIG trouble for your metabolism.
- Add another 20 minute walk
after a lite lunch to keep things moving. If you end up being
a couch potato, stuffed with turkey, your pants undone in a
food coma, then at least you’ve already done some“damage
- Have a glass of water before your meal.
- As you fill your plate, have equal
piles of veggies, turkey & yams… Keep your plate colorfully
- If you must go with a second plateful,
hold off for 10 or so minutes, enjoying sips of water, wine
or tea. This will help your body feel satisfied.
- Remember, a SMALL slice of pie is better
than torturous denial.
If you know you need more
support for weight loss, acupuncture & herbs can be a great
help. There are specific herbs used in chinese nutrition that
can help curb your appetite naturally, while boosting your metabolism.
Imagine being able to resist those extra portions and large desserts
easily -- it really
is possible! Contact our offices for more information on our
herbal nutrition programs at (310) 663-9822.
In addition, several recent
studies have shown very strong results in using acupuncture for
weight loss and easy weight management. Reuters, CNN and others
reported successful weight loss acupuncture clinics in China.
Chinese Medicine theory traditionally holds that overweight people
have imbalanced digestive systems. By stimulating the digestive
system with acupuncture and herbal therapy, it becomes more balanced
and efficient, thus nutrition is more bio-available and the person
feels fuller (thus eating less and losing weight). Other theories
are that acupuncture mainly helps reduce appetite and improve
Whatever your plans are for
the holidays, we encourage you to focus on your ultimate weight
loss goals and applaud your efforts in resisting the variety of
temptations that surround you now and all year long. If we can
assist you in your weight los journey with our natural weight
loss through acupuncture and herbal therapy please call us at
(310) 663-9822 or visit our offices in West Los Angeles and Manhattan Beach CA (we are located
in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, just a few miles south of
LAX airport. We are conveniently located to Manhattan Beach, Redondo
Beach, Hermosa Beach, Palos Verdes, San Pedro, Lomita, El Segundo,
Long Beach, Huntington Beach, Marina Del Rey, Westchester, Gardena,
Carson, Hawthorne, and not far from Beverly Hills and West Hollywood,
Westwood, Century City, Bel Air and more) so that we can help
you resist that BIG slice of pie and settle for a smaller one!
Wishing you health & vitality.
LAc DNBAO QME
Oriental Med SPA
Dedicated to Enhancing Inner Health
& Outer Beauty
2001 S. Barrington Ave. Suite 118, Los Angeles, CA 90025
1756 Manhattan Beach blvd. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Tel: (310) 663-9822
Fax: (310) 844-7209
Jaime, Tackling Asias Growing Waistline, http://www.cnn.com/2003/HEALTH/11/02/china.obesity