I am fighting the good fight this year and am planning my ways to stay active during the holidays right from the start. Holly and I have already decided to switch our weight goal from loss to maintenance until the new year. No reason to torture ourselves on a hopeless goal of shedding pounds when we only end up being wracked with guilt from failure every year. Holly blogged about that last week in her post about planning to avoid holiday weight gain.
This season is going to be all about a strategy to avoid holiday weight gain. I’ve stopped fooling myself about actually trying to lose unwanted pounds at this time of year. I’ve tried that in the past and have suffered such disappointments time and time again. I kept telling myself that this time would be different. It wasn’t.
I’ve always been told that it’s the amount I eat that puts me at risk of heart disease and stroke, and that fat type doesn’t really play a role. But researchers have now concluded an official Nuh Uh to that! True, for the sake of healthy weight, a certain degree of portion control is always recommended. However, it’s the source of the dietary fat that plays the largest role.
It seems to be the time of year when lots of news reports and blogs talk about how much people like to eat wild mushrooms. This always gives me visions of either taking one bite out of my harvest and dying a painful, gurgling poisoned death, or shrinking into a tiny little Alice in Wonderland and looking for a tiny door to make my escape. As fun as that second option could potentially be, with the way the world has been for the last year and a half, I’d really rather a more normal mealtime experience.
It’s not even slightly shocking to me to hear that hormones play a role in physical activity and that estrogen and exercise are linked. As a woman, the link between various hormones and our lifestyles can often be more than obvious. They influence every part of the way our bodies function.
What is metabolism? If you are even remotely like me, then you thought it was a part of your body. I didn’t think it was a specific organ or anything, but I thought it was a system. Like the circulatory system. I thought there was something like a metabolic system. Turns out, nope. It’s not a thing at all. That’s why the question was worded that way in the title without a “the”. It’s a process. It’s something your whole body does, right down to each individual cell