The holiday season has started! So what does this mean? It means we all have a lot of extra things to get done, and more things to go do such as parties and holiday gatherings. These gatherings inadvertently mean a lot more food, alcohol, dessert, and more. It is also the time of year where we see family we haven’t in a long time, meet spouses of bosses and coworkers, and hopefully do it all with continuing to maintain our health, while feeling and looking amazing.
If you look at any magazine in your local grocery checkout line, you're bombarded with messages of instant weight loss, celebrity weight loss, and images of thin models and celebrities. I don't have to tell you that our culture is very weight obsessed. Add in the health crisis related to the obesity epidemic and the results are a society where weight discrimination is the only acceptable form discrimination.
It may seem like everyone you know has tried a detox diet lately. Although regimens vary, these diets generally involve a juice fast lasting days or weeks and often include a “cleanse” with limited food and/or “detoxifying” supplements. Serving up a small allotment of calories can produce dramatic weight loss, which makes detoxing tempting to typical dieters.
Meat lovers, that's a lot of water you're eating.
Of course you care about the environment. You turn off the faucet when you brush your teeth. You take showers instead of baths. You've even installed a low pressure shower head. But unless you're a vegetarian, you are wasting a lot of water perhaps without realizing it.