Hope everyone had a relaxing Thanksgiving holiday.  As we enter the holiday season, we are constantly asked, “How do I keep from putting on the extra holiday pounds?”  Well a 91 year old man once told me that people are only fat for one reason, and that is because you eat too much!”  So simple, but it is true.  The easiest way to keep the holiday pounds off is to calorie count.  Most people need 1200-2000 calories per day to maintain their weight.  If you exceed your calorie needs, you store the energy in fat.  The key is moderation, must of us do not eat 10 course meals, or have many parties that have 3-5 different hors devours, main dish, and deserts.  We haven’t even talked about liquid calories that come from our favorite holiday drinks.  So it is a challenge to keep your caloric intake to within your daily needs.   So here are a couple of hints that can help you make it through the season a little lighter.

Need an little extra help keeping in shape during the holidays contact our Ahwatukee office at 480-785-5415, Phoenix office at 602-955-2229, or Scottsdale office at 480-419-3500 to get set up with a personal trainer.

Adhere to your purpose and you will soon feel as well as you ever did. On the contrary, if you falter, and give up, you will lose the power of keeping any resolution, and will regret it all your life. –June 28, 1862 Letter to Quintin Campbell, Abraham Lincoln