How to Lose Weight Before The New Year

It’s hard to keep an eye on your weight during the holidays, not with all the parties, foods and holiday treats all around.

Fortunately Dr. C.W. Randolph, a natural medicine expert, has come up with a diet plan that will keep the pounds off as you – get this – eat more. That’s right: eat more.

It’s all about eating the right kind of foods and the right portions. Dr. Randolph says that the more we cut down on foods, the more we crave for unhealthy carbohydrates because our bodies are starving. We also tend to drink more alcoholic beverages and finger foods.

A typical day should include three square meals and snacks in between those meals.

Meals should include:

1 serving (6-8 oz.) of protein.

Your options: eggs, poultry, fish, lean meat.

What you should avoid: processed meats, fatty meat.

How you should prepare your meals: baked, broiled or grilled. Do not fry.

1 serving of insoluble fiber.

Your options: whole grain and whole oat products.

Read labels. Some brown breads may not really be healthy as they may just be steeped with caramel coloring.

1 serving of citrus fruits or cruciferous vegetables.

Your options: for fruits go for grapefruit, orange and/tangerine, etc. For vegetables, go for brocolli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, etc.

How you should prepare your meals: baked, broiled or grilled. Do not fry.

1 8-ounce glass of water.

Snack options:

Opt for fruits as they are delicious and at the same time, nutritious. Fruits are full of vitamins and fibers.

Other snack options may be: low-fat organic yogurt, 8-12 raw or roasted nuts, 1 small dark Hershey kiss.

Drink one 8-ounce glass of water after you eat your snack.

Now that you won’t be starving yourself this holiday, eat up – and eat right. You will be able to pass up on the heaps of unhealthy food on the table because you won’t be denying yourself. Keep it up and you will see a brand new you come New Years’s day.