Avoid Holiday Weight Gain With These 5 Simple Tips

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The holidays are notorious for weight gain woes. As soon as Thanksgiving arrives, it’s as though the universe is pointing us out like Uncle Sam: “We want YOU to eat this pie.” Okay, we’re being dramatic, but it takes incredible self-control to reach New Year’s without a few added pounds. We aren’t suggesting you abolish all the joy of holiday eating, because that’s unrealistic and no fun! Instead, use the following tips to strive for balance and moderation when you’re holiday party hopping.

  1. Keep Healthy Habits During The Week

Since the weekends during the holidays fill up fast with food-indulging frenzies, it helps to keep your diet and exercise routine during the week as normal as possible. If you want to add some pizzazz to your regular meals, use Pinterest or Google to find healthy meals that incorporate new spices, vegetables or ingredients you don’t usually use. This will help you feel that you aren’t missing out on indulgent meals. Also continue your weekday workout routine whenever possible. Fit in your healthy habits during the week so you can treat yourself on the weekend!

  1. Only Eat The Foods You Love

This is a game of “Rate your Food!” Before filling your plate with everything in sight, take a moment to rate it on a scale of 1-10. Then, choose only those foods that you rated as favorites, in the 9 or 10 range. Healthy options, like fresh veggies, make the perfect way to balance out the other not-so-healthy food.

  1. Avoid Going Back for Seconds

The goal is moderation, folks! Going back for seconds is a slippery slope to overeating and regret. If you want a taste of everything, take small sample-sized portions to save yourself from overindulging. Remember, if your body is not familiar with fried, greasy food or a lot of alcohol, it’s best to take it easy and avoid feeling sick or uncomfortable after the fact.

  1. Sleep Is Sacred

Get eight hours or more each night and your body will function better. Sleep affects so many areas of your body and mind, including weight gain and eating habits. Did you know that the more sleep deprived you are, the more hunger hormones your body creates? Getting enough sleep also will help you avoid sickness during the holiday months, because no one has time to be sick!

  1. Keep Stress Levels Low

Stress typically goes hand-in-hand with the holidays, but this year we challenge you to stay stress-free! This might mean adjusting your lifestyle and learning to say no when too many activities are stacking up. Whatever it means to you, go for it! Stress can increase cortisol levels which are directly related to weight gain, too. Less stress will help you stay healthier and in turn, you will keep the weight off!

These simple strategies lay a foundation for a healthier holiday season and a happier one, too! Happy and healthy is the name of the game!

Reserve a weight loss treatment or a body contouring treatment for the holiday season.

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Bringing Harmony To Your Home: How to Create A Space You Love

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Your home is a retreat to recharge your body and mind. Take a moment to assess how you feel when you’re there. Does it reflect the energy you desire? If not, that’s okay, these easy tips will turn your ho-hum home into a place with pizazz!

  1. Know which rooms matter to you

Where do you spend your time? Put your energy and resources into making your haven a heaven. Maybe you need a few more plush pillows or a cozy throw for your designated spot on the couch. Small touches can make big differences in how you regard your residence.

  1. Let your home bring you joy

Make a list of what you enjoy doing in your home. This should be easy to do. If not, then it’s time to make your home (and existence!) more joyful. Your list should be full of easy and relaxing activities like reading books, finding inspiring quotes to stencil in your bedroom, taking baths, baking in your sunny kitchen, etc. We got you started … keep going!

  1. Clean and organize

It may seem like a no-brainer, but the routine of organization is paramount to a peaceful pad. Cluttered or disorganized digs add to your daily stress. It’s not always easy to stay on top of it when you have a family, but take a few minutes each day to pick up and you’ll be amazed what it does for your psyche. Suddenly, you’re invincible and ready to tackle the rest of your to-dos. Seriously, the 10-minute tidy is a habit everyone in the family can practice.

  1. Invite friends and family

Sharing your home with others for dinner parties, book clubs or even just to chat over coffee livens up your home’s energy. It’s one of the simplest and most enjoyable ways to pep your place up. Give it a go by hosting a holiday get-together.

  1. Treat Yourself

Have you been eyeing a new, kitten-soft sweater, or a sassy pair of kicks at the store or online? Purchasing something special for yourself is a great motivator to tune up your closet … especially if you have been avoiding it for months. Sound like anyone you know? Set a goal, finish it, then treat yourself as a reward! Yes, adults can use incentives as motivation, too!

  1. Change is Okay

Have you made your home a happy place only to decide you’d really adore a different coffee table, or you’d like to switch up the colors in your bedroom? That’s uber-cool! Don’t waste time on guilt when the fact is the design and style of a home is fluid and should change over time based on your likes and dislikes. Don’t be married to what’s in your home if you don’t like it anymore. Just as we evolve, homes should, too!

Read On To Win the Gift-Giving Game This Holiday Season

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Yes, we’re biased, and yes, these glorious gifts all originate from the spa. But honestly, you won’t find a more versatile, present than what we offer. So why not make it easy on yourself and surprise everyone on your list with gift-giving goodness

Makeup

It’s the perfect gift for a special woman in your life! If your teen is tired of getting clothes and pajamas for the holidays, spice up her holiday with these pretties in a gorgeous gift box: luxurious lipstick, shadow palettes, flawless foundation and powder. These ultimate cosmetic tools will make you say “ahh!” so pop in to see them in person!

Try our Glo Skin Beauty mineral Makeup- we have fantastic Meet Your Match kits that include everything you need to get started.

Body Scrub & Moisturizer

If your gift is for a guy or gal who loves to spa at home, the scrub and moisturizer set is spot on. You can even choose the combo you love best to personalize your present. Select from several different products to browse (and sample!). As we usher in drier air, you can help your friends and family banish their winter blues beautifully.

Facial

Select from several limited-time, seasonal facials that make the perfect refresher for your busy, on-the-go friend or relative. Facials are also a super gift for teens (especially those with problem skin). What’s better than the promise of silky pores?

Try our Pumpkin Re-texturizer Facial

Hands And Feet For the Win

If you have a practical man in your life, consider gifting a hand and foot treatment. This is especially great for someone who works on their feet or for that nurse in your life whose hands are always dry and chapped. The fabulous foot scrub and hand treatments are meant to return your skin to balance with smooth, softening results.

Gift Card & Gift Combination

Gift cards are the best selection for those friends and family who are difficult to shop for. A gift card gives your recipient the treatment option that best fits their lifestyle. This is exactly why we stocked up on elegant, wrapped gift card boxes. And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook because we’ll be sharing irresistible specials on gift cards within the next few weeks. Didn’t we tell you we have the holidays all wrapped up for you?

 

Pride yourself on custom touches? We’ll help you put together a signature treatment experience for that special person on your list. You can never go wrong gifting self-care and self-love with a trip to the spa. But then again, did we mention we’re a tad biased?

 

Reserve any one of these treatments or purchase a gift card for the holiday season.