Rose Canyon Health & Wellness

Weight Gain and the Holidays

Our Mesa clinic provides integrative healthcare where the patient is the focus

All the Food

Ah, the holidays. We muster up memories of family gatherings, gifts, lights, and delectable delights as we prepare to live that holiday gloriousness again this year. Maybe you’ll have potato latkes and kugel or grandma’s famous cookies. Maybe there’s a four-course holiday meal or all your favorite foods served at the numerous holiday parties you attend. Whatever your holiday food lifestyle is, you can manage it so that you don’t have an extra ten pounds to lose as part of your New Year’s resolutions. 

Just Like Santa

There are many effective tips and tricks to employ so that you don’t achieve the same pant size as Santa. The most important of them is to have a plan for navigating all the tantalizing temptations that await you during the next few weeks. Your plan can include:

  • Maintaining your exercise routine
  • Eating some of those delicious treats but monitoring your portion sizes
  • Giving yourself permission to indulge on a specific day or at a specific party
  • Eating healthily for most of the holiday season
  • Having an accountability partner if you think you’re going to overindulge
  • Don’t beat yourself up if you indulge more at an event than you intended
  • Journal or do some creative activity to help you release any unwanted feelings you have about food

You Look Marvelous!

Maybe you’ve worked hard this year to lose weight, or you really want to maintain your current weight without adding any holiday pounds. The plan outlined above will give you some tools to achieve your goal. Fortunately, there are other support options available. Rose Canyon Health and Wellness, located in Mesa, AZ, has a myriad of options available to support you in your holiday-related weight goals. Our clinic employs these techniques to support your journey to a healthy weight. We: 

  • Take a complete medical history
  • Do lab work to thoroughly evaluate your unique biochemistry
  •  Serve as accountability partner and coach
  • Suggest lifestyle modifications
  • Work to balance hormones if needed
  •  Use prescription medication

Our approach is inclusive and long-term so that weight loss can be a sustainable success. Our mission is to support you now, through these fattening next few weeks, and continue that support while you achieve and maintain a healthy weight. 

Why Rose Canyon Health and Wellness?

Rose Canyon Health and Wellness provides both primary care and integrative medical care to provide you with the most balanced and sustainable weight loss program possible. Our practitioner, Megan Haden, is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner who works to find the root cause of illness or, in this case, weight gain. Megan provides holistic, skillful care with  compassion and sensitivity. Her goal is to help you live your happiest and healthiest life.

Megan prefers using an integrative approach to weight loss because it addresses the causes of weight gain, whether they’re physical, emotional, hormonal, or a combination thereof. Call our office at (602) 740-2021 to make an appointment today so you can be Santa without the bowl full of jelly.

Disclaimer: The information contained here was not written by a medical doctor and is intended for informational purposes only. This is not a substitute for medical advice.

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