Acupuncture is a natural and safe means of balancing your appetite!
It’s wonderful to celebrate the holidays, to feast and enjoy the leftover bounty. But if you want to have help with keeping your appetite under control, improve your digestion and overall health, acupuncture is the answer.
Around the holidays and through the winter, the urge to snack and continue to eat when not specifically hungry or even beyond feelings of fullness can become a problem. It’s important to have a healthy appetite, and to be in balance.
Weight gain is often the result of disturbed energy flow to and from the hypothalamus, the regulating center of the brain. Your body is a finely tuned instrument, and the hypothalamus is the body’s dispatch center that regulates hormones and neurochemicals, and helps to control body temperature, circadian rhythm, thirst and hunger. Acupuncture brings this energy back into balance.
Acupuncture can power up any other weight control strategy by curbing appetite, stopping cravings, boosting your metabolism, improving digestion, regulating obesity-related hormones and enhancing the way nutrients are used.
Acupuncture is effective, when in combination with diet and exercise, in improving digestive health, relieving stress and anxiety which often lead to emotional eating. It also strengthens the function of the liver, the organ that produces many chemicals critical for digestion, processing nutrients and breaking down of fats.
Acupuncture works to release endorphins, letting you feel less anxious and experience less frustration, and decreases the tendency to overeat and participate in binge eating so often associated with the daily stresses of life.
Acupuncture is a wonderful way to help you maintain a healthy, balanced appetite!
Here’s some more healthy tips to help you avoid weight gain this holiday season!
- Don’t “save” your calories. Never go to a party hungry. Fill up with healthy choices before the party, so that temptation isn’t overwhelming. Focus on socializing instead.
- Watch those liquid calories. All those hot chocolates, hot toddies and coffee concoctions can add up fast.
- Eat and chew slowly. Mindful eating lets you savor everything, and your body will register when it is full in less time.
- Drink lots of water. Proper hydration is so important!
Enjoy the season!
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