Weight Management: Top Challenges for Losing Weight

Posted on Nov 17 2013 - 4:24am by Guest Post

This guest post was written by – Kimberly “FitKim” Olson, CNC, CPT

Let’s face it, nobody’s perfect… No matter how hard we try, we may miss a workout or two and give into cravings.  Although there isn’t a magic bullet, I want to share safe and natural super foods to conquer your biggest challenges.  And the best part is, they can all be taken together!

Challenge #1: Overeating

The average American can gain anywhere between a few pounds up to fifteen pounds from Halloween to New Year’s.  Don’t let that be you!  My two go-to super foods for situations like this are Garcinia Cambogia and Green Coffee Bean.  They both are thought to work by supporting healthy weight management in conjunction with a healthy diet.

Challenge #2: Too Many Tempting Treats

Whether you’re at work, with friends or with family, you most likely are bombarded with sweets and rich foods that you normally wouldn’t eat.  With colder weather driving us indoors, we crave comfort foods.  To help you fight your sweet tooth, try CarallumaFimbriata.  It is thought to help support healthy appetite suppression of sugar and starchy carb cravings by helping our bodies produce feel-good hormones such as serotonin.

Challenge #3: Stress Levels

In all of history, we have never moved at a faster pace, and the holidays are the busiest time of year for us.  With jam-packed schedules, our stress levels reach an all-time high.  When we’re constantly stressed, we produce excess cortisol.  This cortisol loves to trigger stored fat around our waistline and creates bloating.  I suggest your method of defense be a supplement that is high in fiber.  Fiber expands in your stomach and helps with healthy digestion and elimination.

Challenge #4: Skipping Workouts

If I could pick one time of year where clients bail on workouts more than any other (even summer), it would be during the holidays.  Between extra travel and obligations, it’s easy to throw in the towel and vow to begin anew come January 1st.  Our workouts rev up our metabolisms, so when we miss one, it’s a good idea to supplement.  I suggest Raspberry Ketones.  This supplement has been shown to support healthy weight management. 

As you can see, the holidays bring many challenges, but there are amazing super foods that can help you get through this season.  Do your best to eat healthy and maintain your fitness program, and you will be sure to maximize your results!


23 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Maria Iemma November 17, 2013 at 9:22 am - Reply

    I need to lose about 50 pounds but since my husband passed away I have not been able to concentrate on my health and fitness. I keep thinking of him and also stressed over how I am going to do everything on my own.

  2. RANDY FULGHAM November 17, 2013 at 11:15 am - Reply

    these are some tough challanges–thanks for sharing!!!

  3. rochelle haynes November 17, 2013 at 1:50 pm - Reply


  4. Mary Mosier November 17, 2013 at 1:59 pm - Reply

    Thanks for this, I am fighting the battle of the bulge 😀 any tips I can use help !

  5. Jen Rodrigues November 17, 2013 at 8:39 pm - Reply

    I have some of these top challenges. Thanks for posting. 

  6. Deli November 18, 2013 at 12:10 am - Reply

    I would say that my challenge for losing weight is number 2. There are just too many wonderful sweets and treats during the holidays 🙂

  7. paulette strouth November 18, 2013 at 6:02 am - Reply

    I really needed to read this.  I need to lose 25 lbs.

  8. Meghan November 18, 2013 at 9:36 am - Reply

    My challenge is probably skipping workouts. Working out makes it easier for me to eat healthy but the motivation to work out is my biggest issue!

  9. Yuen November 18, 2013 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    I really need to exercise! But in return, I aim to cut down on my intake!

  10. Alison November 18, 2013 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    These are all true, especially exercising. It is the one time that we give up on it because 'it doesn't quite work today or this week,' or, 'I will get to it after the holidays.' Thanks for the post and the importance of eating better.

  11. md kennedy November 18, 2013 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    Skipping workouts can be so easy during the holidays.  Even now, I am trying to think of a way to make sure my hubby gets in his daily walk even when we are out of town at my family's place next week.  I will add the Ketones, but would still like some ideas on how to get the man to pack his walking shoes!

  12. Catie November 19, 2013 at 12:22 pm - Reply

    Skipping workouts is a big one.  I have decided to make a promise to myself to exercise five days a week no matter where I am travelling or visiting during the holidays.  Then I won't feel so guilty about indulging in treats 🙂

  13. SD Murray November 19, 2013 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    The worst thing about the sweets is that most of them look better than they really taste– very few are worth the cheat.

  14. Michael Lambert November 20, 2013 at 12:28 am - Reply

    I have been trying to lose weight. If I eat right and work out, I can do it.

  15. JanD November 24, 2013 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    The tempting treats are really hard to resist.

  16. kathy j December 1, 2013 at 3:49 pm - Reply

    I have struggled with weight issues all my life! Up and down! I relate to what you are saying here. I have a big issue right now with energy and motivation or rather just the energy to excercise!

  17. Lisa F. December 26, 2013 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    I've not heard of some of these things, like CarallumaFimbriata. I'll have to look that up because maybe it would help with my cheese curl addiction. Is there anything to help with the texture and experience of eating those?

  18. Sarah Elyce January 21, 2014 at 11:53 am - Reply

    I struggle with these all the time- not just during the holidays.  If I never left my house, I would be okay.  I only lose control when out at bars, restaurants, parties, and gatherings.  It's a huge hurdle I have to overcome since I am very social.

  19. j gentry February 26, 2014 at 10:53 am - Reply

    Many of us can relate to the top challenges so a refresher is always appreciated.  I tend to start out restricting my food choices when I begin and variety is lacking.Thanks for the reminder.

  20. Lisa Ehrman March 7, 2014 at 12:44 pm - Reply

    These are all real problems, especially stress. When life is stressful and busy, it is super hard to eat healthy. I tend to just crave unhealthy carbs, so I try to buy lots of fruits to have on hand, instead of cookies.

  21. Miranda McCallsiter April 24, 2014 at 1:49 pm - Reply

    I just started working out consistently, I over eat all the time but I make healthy food choices. so there’s a start. I’m making gradual changes so it’s not so drastic and it will be easier to stick with.

  22. Erika Birrell June 18, 2014 at 3:26 pm - Reply

    I face all these challenges EVERY DAY!! I do my workout every single day except for the odd weekend day. I don’t usually overeat either, so mostly I face too many tempting treats because I do love sweets. Its a vicious circle!!

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