Holidays are full of fun, planning, family and friends! They are also full of traditional foods that we love and associate with good, happy memories. Holidays are also a trigger time for food addicts. Overeating and sugar are highly associated with holidays, birthdays and other celebrations.
Many of us have tried losing weight, repeatedly. Some have had weight-loss surgery, lost a significant amount of weight, and found it creeping on again. We may succeed in losing weight and even keeping it off for a time, but often, the weight returns, plus more. When we gain weight again, we beat ourselves up with critical self-talk like “If only I had more will power.”, “I just need to be self-disciplined”, “If I wasn’t so lazy.” or “What’s wrong with me? Why can’t I do this?”