As we approach the holiday season, this is a time when many of us succumb to the temptation of food. With all the parties and holiday festivities, what is one to do? Many of us realize how weak we are when faced with the socialization of eating. All of the parties focus around one thing- having a good time with foods and spirits. What better time to help you through the Holidays with some useful hints to give you back control and the will power to say NO!
Let self-talk be your guide. What I mean is, you don’t have to lose, but you choose to lose. Learn to love yourself and others, not food. Your appetite is emotional. Learn to take control over your emotions, not have them control you. If you mess up, don’t be too hard on yourself; just regroup. Tomorrow is a new day filled with new challenges. Remember: You can succeed with all the temptations of the season. Have a great Holiday!
Dr. Dent is the creator of the “Synergy System,” a wellness and weight loss program that promotes metabolic and hormonal balance. With weight loss centers in Columbia, Florence, and Sumter, SC, Dr. Dent’s program has helped patients from all across South Carolina meet their weight loss goals and improve their overall wellness.