Gaining Weight During the Holidays

Message from my fitbit today. They must be reading my mind. They are here for us, to help support all of us. I’m not sure but this time of year, right around the last 3 holidays, starting with Halloween, then Thanksgiving and Christmas most of us gain weight. I gained 15 pounds, just eating and basically doing nothing. The weather is cold where I live and still held back by the covid scare, I have lost my motivation. Just excuses maybe but this has to stop or I’ll be rolling out the door!

Fitbit is offering a free trial of their premium membership. You can unlock video workouts, nutrition programs, guided meditations, and much more. Get started before you get fatter. The holidays are over. We may just have to attack the treadmill. It’s not only really cold in many areas of the US but slippery. Please be careful folks.

Exercise With Fitbit

I’m still using my fitbit inspire HR. It’s a sturdy well built wearable weight loss device.

If you are just starting out with walking as your main exercise, let me just remind you again, it works. Don’t get discouraged because the weight won’t come off in a week. It probably didn’t come on in a week and I find it’s much easier to gain than lose.

Keep in mind that this time of the year, from Halloween to New Year’s, is when most of us gain weight.

Then add the complications of Covid and everything that brought with it. First time for everything. But the situation may be improving in most parts of the world but please remain cautious.

I live in the colder part of the US and the Echo just told me it’s 24 degrees and will go down to 19 during the night. I have a treadmill begging for the company but I have just been ignoring it. I’m thinking of going into the fitbit community for company and competition. Will Smith and his team have joined and walking with him may give me some encouragement.

So, folks, I’m looking for motivation, and keeping track of my steps usually helps. Starting tomorrow, I’m heading in the direction of my treadmill and using it. I have my gifts all wrapped so there is no excuse. I’ll peek in later this week and let you know how I’m doing. I hope to tape a walk soon and show you my neighborhood. Until then, stay safe and enjoy the holidays. Oh, just one more thing to maybe brighten all up. Two nights ago, 12/21 was the longest night of the year. From now on, the night is shorter and more daylight begins. We are heading toward spring and warmer weather. If a June wedding is in your plans, put your wearable weight loss device on and start walking.

Popular Conversation in Fitbit Conversation

Cycling

Do you like cycling/ No friends that share your cycling obsession?

Join fitbit premium where riding bikes is encouraged by many. A member did just over 14 miles today…. yes, 14 miles in the pouring rain. It’s Thanksgiving and he wore his wearable weight loss device, burned some calories and now he can go for a second serving. That’s one way to get through the holidays and not gain weight. You may not lose any but you won’t gain.

Mind and Body is Feeling Sad

Posted on the Fitbit site of 2.7 million members, in the community section.

Basically stated if you are sad, just stay with it. This is the time of year many people get so down, so depressed. Some folks have no family or can’t celebrate the holidays with others for various reasons. It’s really a downer. I feel that covid has caused many to feel apart from society. But things appear to be looking up, better than last year it seems.

But if you are feeling sad, that’s ok. Don’t judge yourself. You are sad for a reason. You probably know what the reason is and think others will think it’s nothing. But if it’s bothering you, it is something.

Your mind and your body work together. I know I have had bad days and the last thing I want to do is walk but I do try to push myself out the door and at least walk up my own street and back. Walking makes my body feel better and the mind just goes along with the increase in blood flow and exercise in general. It’s like exercising my brain and my mood usually changes for the best. Sort of walk it off, like a hangover. Ya, I have been there but not often, terrible on the body. But how fun it is to go out with friends and have a drink or just go out?

The wearable weight loss device I wear on my wrist reminds me to be aware of my intake but my fitbit inspire HR loves to go out!

It’s dark here where I live. I’m going downstairs and walk for about 30 minutes, get some steps it. I would have to walk the 10 or 15 miles to town to walk off what I ate today! I don’t think I will get on the scale tomorrow. You folks stay safe and hope you have a great week.

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Remember Protein is Sexy

Yes, protein is sexy, and red wine is also sexy. Fiber, no, not really, but fiber is one of the most misunderstood nutrients available. It works so hard. The red wine may be but I can’t tolerate it. Gives me a headache! Others just love it.

Fiber helps to keep the the digestive system moving, keeps you pooping! But make sure you drink that water . My wearable weight loss device on my wrist keeps track of my water intake. Without it, I probably would only drink half as much as I should.

Back to fiber. It also helps decrease many ills, such as cancer and diabetes. And it helps you stay skinny. How about that? So fiber should be your friend if you are on the weight loss journey. Fiber talks to your brain.

After you eat fiber and the roughage goes in and past your gut to your large intestine, it’s fermented by bacteria and that will produce hormones that send messages to your brain, saying ,hey brain, this person you are in charge of is full. And fiber takes a small amount of energy away reducing calorie intake.

Women should try to eat at least 21 to 25 grams of fiber a day. Men would do well to eat 30 to 38 grams a day.

When buying packaged foods, check the nutrition facts label for fiber content. It differs with different brands.

Stop With The Salt Habit But Not Completely

Salt is sodium. It’s hard to avoid it. The food market is full of it, in processed foods especially

The salt habit is much like the sugar habit and you all know what I think of sugar.. poison!

In the premium fitbit option on your wearable weight loss device you will find out what foods are hiding the most salt and how to spot salt in processed foods. And remember Will Smith has joined the fitbit option and you will have the opportunity to walk with him.

There is also a section on making great tasty foods without salt. And what I feel is the most difficult is retraining those tastebuds from wanting, actually graving salt! Ask your doctor, he/she will tell you about it.

It can raise your blood pressure that may increase your chances of heart failure and heart attack and also kidney problems. Salt can cause fluid retention, stroke, and osteoporosis.

But, and this is a BIG but! Don’t try to live your life without any salt… you will die! Yup, 2 way street here.

Salt is an important nutrient for the human body. Just not too much.. 5 grams a day is plenty. That’s less than a teaspoon. Ask your primary care professional, always before making changes.