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The holidays are here. You plan and plan for that big dinner party. Then you head to the grocery store and get those candied yams, pecan pie ingredients, 10 lb bag of potatoes, a ham and all those little fried appetizers that we all just love! Oh and the cheese balls, you have to make one of those. Hmm, Dad likes chocolate cake but your other side likes strawberry. So, you make them both. Lil Smokies in bbq sauce, oh and those sugar cookies will do nicely.

Sound familar? Did you know that a normal weight person gains 1 lb during the holidays? The problem is they don't lose it. So over time that adds up. Here is the real kicker. If you are already over weight then you could gain 5lbs on average during the holidays and yep you guessed it. Most keep it on for years. We don't mean to be a buzz kill but, there are some easy things that might just help with this years weight battle.

People often over consume 3,000 calories at a big holiday meal and then again with leftovers the next day. Instead of keeping leftovers in the fridge, freeze them right away so it takes more effort to dig back in. You can also buy Tupperware in advance and gift away goodie bags to guests. Send Dad home with the leftover Cake he loves or do like you did your wedding cake and freeze it.

Look, we get it. It's the holidays and we are supposed to have fun and celebrate with family and friends. It doesn't mean you have to accept every appetizer presented to you or you can't have ANY of them either. Pick out what you want to indulged in while you are making the dinner. Then, while you are picking up all those goodies at the store add some protein full appetizers like shrimp cocktail ring and a veggie tray. While your at it make sure you make a nice big salad. Make sure you get an extra large salad and enjoy it. Take your time. Remember even though you are the host, you are to be commended for making the right decisions and thinking about your health.

So, from all of us at VIP Weightloss, Anti-aging and Quick Care we hope you celebrate and have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We, also, want you to know that we are here for you. If you feel like you need more energy or if you are feeling depressed come by and let us check you out. It's quick and painless. Please, if we can help make your holidays brighter, please stop by and see us in Jackson at 1047 Union University Dr. or in Paris at 1203 E Wood St.

 

 

 

What are estrogen and progesterone?

Estrogen and progesterone are hormones that are produced by a woman's ovaries.

Why does the body need estrogen?

Estrogen thickens the lining of the uterus, preparing it for the possible implantation of a fertilized egg. Estrogen also influences how the body uses calcium, an important mineral in the building of bones. In addition, estrogen helps maintain healthy levels of cholesterol in the blood. Estrogen is necessary in keeping the vagina healthy.

As menopause nears, the ovaries reduce most of their production of these hormones. Lowered or fluctuating estrogen levels may cause menopause symptoms such as hot flashes, and medical conditions such as osteoporosis.

What is hormone therapy (HT)?

Hormone therapy (HT) is a treatment that is used to supplement the body with either estrogen alone or estrogen and progesterone in combination. When the ovaries no longer produce adequate amounts of these hormones (as in menopause), HT can be given to supplement the body with adequate levels of estrogen and progesterone. HT helps to replenish the estrogen, relieving some of the symptoms of menopause and helping to prevent osteoporosis.

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