Best New Years Resolution? Ditch Dieting with Body Reset

Body Reset Diet, doctor gary arbuckle, dr gary arbuckle, Gary Arbuckle, Healthy Diet, New Year's Resolutions, Nutrition New Year’s resolutions come and go like the wind, but your healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to. It’s easy to say you’ll make a big change in your life, but actually following through with staying power is very difficulty in a frantic, busy world. Consistency is key.

Traditional diets have you starving yourself or eating unhealthy, unbalanced meals. That’s how Body Reset is different from all the other “Me-To” diet companies out there. It seems that another industry expert agrees with the thought that we should change our lifestyles rather than pursuing fads in the following “Rebecca thinks…” blog post.

Best New Year’s Resolution: Ditch Dieting!

What kind of new year’s resolution have you made for 2012?

Odds are at least one of them has to do with losing weight. Unfortunately, as many people have found over the years, this strategy does not work. Research has shown that diets don’t work, and that although people tend to lose weight initially, the weight plus more tends to return shortly after. We need to accept that fat doesn’t necessarily mean unhealthy, and thin doesn’t always correlate to being healthy. What works is having healthy habits that can carry you through life, and part of that means celebrating holidays and life milestones with family, friends and often times food.

But Rebecca, what about all the weight I gained over the holidays?

It’s actually a myth that people gain significant weight over the holidays. There is a general fear of gaining 10 or 15 pounds, when in fact, the average person only gains 1-2 pounds of extra weight during those holiday months. It’s long term behaviors that impact siginificant weight gain, and in turn, it’s healthy long term behaviors that impact weight loss. Depriving yourself to “be good” can lead to overindulgence later, so why not have 1 or 2 cookies now instead of 10 cookies later?

You can’t go wrong with self care

For almost everyone, it’s not healthy, realistic or even feasible to count every calorie eaten and every calorie burned. What’s important is to practice self care, and mindful eating. We should exercise because it’s good for our minds and bodies, not purely to stay thin. We should eat balanced, nutritious meals because our bodies need fuel and nutrients. Eat for hunger (not for boredom, stress, etc.), enjoy the foods of the season, and then get back to your normal, healthy routine. You will be less anxious, happier, and despite your fears, you will most likely still fit into the clothes you were wearing before Thanksgiving.

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Staying Fit — Even with a Desk Job — with Body Reset!

doctor gary arbuckle, dr gary arbuckle, Gary ArbuckleIt’s kind of ironic. Many of us work hard to either graduate from college or get promoted so we can land the ever-so-coveted “desk job.” Yet this can actually be detrimental to your health! A sedentary lifestyle is no good at the end of the day, even if you are making a lot more money. But you don’t have to let such a predicament get you down.

The Diet Blog has a few healthy tips for you that follow good, common sense. Whether it’s exercising, eating right, or getting your system back under control with Body Reset, we aim to help you live a better, healthier life starting today! Read on to learn more.

Simple Ways Keep Fit With a Desk Job

We all know that sedentary lifestyles and desk jobs can make people fat. But, is this lifestyle something that we can modify and increase our chances of staying slim?

When I started my first desk job, within a few weeks, I noticed a change in my physique. The busier I got, the less time I had for exercise and the more sedentary I became.

My calorie level stayed about the same and I realized I gained a pound or two. A small weight fluctuation isn’t such a big deal, but over the course of a year or five years, that could result in major weight gain.

Top 4 tips to keep the pounds off at work:

  1. Schedule your exercise. If you don’t plan it into your day, it won’t get done. Other things will begin to seem more important and will become your new habit and routine if exercise is not scheduled in. Make a plan to exercise everyday or choose the two most hectic days of your week as your days off.
  2. Exercise close to home or work. The less you have to travel, the more likely you will be able to exercise. Try walking around your neighborhood or do a home exercise DVD. Jump rope in your basement or find a hill nearby to walk up and down. If you belong to a gym, make sure it is within a five minute drive and is open when you want to exercise.
  3. Every little bit counts. Even if you can only fit in 15 to 20 minutes, any exercise is better than nothing. The goal is to try to break a sweat everyday. Park your car far away from your job. Walk up and down the stairs at work or take five minute walking breaks whenever you can as blood flow increases productivity after all.
  4. Bring your lunch. It is likely your total calorie burn will be less while working a desk job, so you will need to eat lower calorie lunches and snacks. Bringing a lunch is one of the best ways to control your calorie intake. Remember to focus on fruits and veggies for your meals and snacks.

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