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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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Not allowedIf you want to lose 10 pounds in 1 week, then you need to follow an effective plan. We strongly recommend that you come in so that we can help with your weight loss goals. Do not try this on your own.

We've tested this plan on clients who were looking to lose weight before an event like a vacation or photo shoot, and it works wonders.

In fact, some of my clients who use this look like they've been on a three- or four-week diet after just one week.

This is not a long-term fix!  This can kick-start your weight loss journey and motivate you for more sustainable long-term changes.

It Is Possible to Lose 10 Pounds in a Week but is it fat?
While it's certainly possible to lose 10 lbs in one week, it won't be pure body fat.

Due to the calorie deficit needed to burn each pound of fat, it's simply not possible to safely burn 10 pounds of pure body fat in just one week.

However, this isn't to say you can't lose that much weight and still look leaner.

While a lot of the weight loss will certainly come from body fat, you will also drop pounds by losing excess water weight.

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What are you going to do this weekend? sit on the couch? Have you considered going out this weekend and hiking in the woods? How about riding that bike you have sitting in the corner or dusting off those golf clubs. I am sure your kids would love to play a game of backyard football during halftime.If you are thinking about how much work that is then you might want to pop into VIP to get you testosterone checked.

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hat man doesn't want to feel stronger and healthier? However, for some men, every passing year means less energy, lower libido and increasing physical weakness. Those symptoms may be the result of low testosterone, rather than aging.

Having low testosterone affects more than just your sexual performance; “low T” is an increasingly serious health concern in men. Living with testoster-one deficiency affects your entire body and can lead to high cholesterol and triglycerides, low hemoglobin and potential anemia, loss of bone density leading to osteoporosis, hair loss on the face, head, and body and being overweight unnecessarily. “Low T” isn't just a sexual health issue.

Over time, it is common for testosterone to decrease in men, but age isn't the only contributor to “low T.” The overuse of medications such as antidepressants and corticosteroids, excessive soy consumption, chronic infection or disease, alcohol or drug abuse, and even uncontrolled stress can all lead to “low T.” Testosterone levels in men decline gradually start-ing around age 30-40. Because “low T” can develop over time, men may become accustomed to the symptoms and not realize how much they have lost. This condition is similar to menopause in women.

Testosterone is a hormone controlled by both the pituitary gland and hypothalamus. Some of its func-tions include the development and maturation of the prostate gland and other male reproductive organs. It increases strength, energy, bone density and vocal depth. Without testosterone, men lose more than their libido.

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