8 Facts and Tips About Holiday Weight Gain

#1 Only One of Everything Right?

One holiday dinner can add unto 1,297 Calories. That’s 65% of your daily calories! It would take 150 minutes of extreme exercise to burn off one holiday meal.

#2 Santa is In Shape… Round is a Shape isn’t it?

Santa consumes 262,200,000 Calories from milk and cookies. That would mean that Santa gains 74,914 lbs on Christmas eve. That is equivalent to the weight of 300 men.

#3 Mistletoe

It takes 5 hours of Kissing to Burn off one piece of pie.

#4 Let It Burn, Let it burn, let it burn

An adult weighing 150 lbs can burn about 630 calories by snowboarding one hour.

#5 Make Better Cooking Decisions!

Red light: Butter, Cream, Sugar, Frozen, Fried                                                                             Green light: Margarine, Low-Fat Milk, Sugar Substitute, Fresh, Baked

#6 Help With the Guilt

Holiday Chores= Goodbye Calories

Wrapping= 96 Calories, Cleaning= 191, Cooking= 195, Shopping= 200

#7 He know if you’ve been sleeping…

Your body does too! Getting enough sleep can help prevent weight gain.

#8 HCG Platinum – The best gift to give yourself this season!





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Apple chips

A simple and great snack to help you stick to your diet!

  • thinly sliced apple pieces
  • pinch of cinnamon

Place in oven at 325 untill slightly crisp.

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How to Lose Weight Fast- Naturally


I have three simple tips for how to Lose weight fast- naturally. First is to change your relationship towards desserts. Another word for dessert is treat. A treat should be something special, not something you have after every meal or after every dinner. Limit your treats so that maybe you only get 2 a week, or maybe only one a week. Make sure you are careful about how your treats or desserts so your not eating them with every meal, or at least every day. Second thing is portion control. I actually just read a study that talks about how people who use smaller plates eat less. Which may seem obvious to us, but next time you’re at dinner try eating off of a salad plate and see if it changes your mind. See if you able to eat less when you use a smaller plate. Also if your into heavily addicting foods like popcorn or potato chips, instead of leaving out the bag of potato chips on the counter, fill a small bowl of them and put them away in the cupboard. This way you will only eat what’s inside you bowl instead of going back to the bag over and over. The third tip is to get moving. Find ways to exercise throughout your day. Take a walk on your lunch break. Maybe ride your bike to the grocery store instead of taking the car. Go for a walk with your kids, or with your spouse, or your dog. Find ways to exercise throughout your day and you will see weight loss results. These are all natural tips. I hope they help you.

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Sleep and Weight Loss

Experts say that if you want to lose weight then you need to get enough sleep.  Researchers have reported that women who sleep 5 hours or less per night tend to weigh more  than women who sleep 7 hours per night.  Inadequate sleep can have a variety of effects on the metabolism and overall health.  When you don’t get enough sleep it can cause:  increased blood pressure, can increase the risk of heart disease, interferes with the body’s ability to metabolize carbs,  can cause  high levels of glucose in your blood, and can cause greater body-fat storage.  Getting your rest can play apart in your weight loss.   You will feel better overall and catching your ZZZ’s will help you look your best.

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Onion Rings

Need more of a snack? Need a better way to eat all those vegetables?

Onion Rings

  • ½ sliced onion
  • 1 crushed melba toast
  • 1 tbsp of skim milk
  • pepper
  • salt
  •  (any additional approved seasonings)

Mix milk peppers and salt. Dip sliced onion pieces in the milk mixture then place it into the crushed melba toast. Place these onion rings on a cookie sheet. Then put them in the oven at 450 degrees for about 15 minutes or until slight browning.

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Diet to Lose Weight Fast

We have a lot of people who come to us because they want a diet in order to lose weight fast. This is one of our most common requests. I think one of the big reasons why is because we gain weight very quickly and it gets away from us, our weight does. Some of the common things that cause weight gain are life style changes. Marriage is a big one. Divorce is another big one. Starting a desk job is huge. If your use to being a student and walking on campus or if you had a more physical job before a desk job it’s easy to gain weight. Especially when people bring in donuts and birthday cake into the office to share. There are also happy things like having a baby. This can cause you to stop exercising for a while or feel like you don’t have enough time to dedicate to your fitness or healthy life style. People come to HCG Platinum because they want their weight to be taken off as fast as it was put on. They have definitely come to the right place.

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The United States of Obesity [Infographic]

The United States of Obesity Infographic by HCG Platinum

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7 Fat Facts Weighing Down America


It is old news that the United States has an obesity problem—but with 2/3rds of the nation rounding out as either overweight or obese, it is an issue that needs to be addressed. With billions spent every year on junk food, billions are also being spent on reversing the effects of the junk food, making America’s obesity cycle one huge (no pun intended) problem.


Two thirds of Americans are either overweight or obese, but over 1/3 are obese – according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. This Fat Map shows where most of that 2/3 resides.


Alabama (70.0%)
Mississippi (68.8%)
West Virginia (67.9%)
Tennessee (67.8%)
Kentucky (67.5%)

“Americans need to understand that overweight&obesity are literally killing us”
—Secretary Tommy G. Thompson, Department of Health and Human Services


As America’s waistlines expand, American industries adapt. From larger dress sizes and movie theater seats to plus size toilet seats and coffins, every day items are now available in a super-size.


A size 4 dress size today would be considered a size 8 twenty years ago. No, you haven’t lost weight. Theater seats have increased 6” over the last twenty years. Extra butter anyone? The average hamburger has more than doubled in size in twenty years. Now that’s a super-size.


Over 50% of Americans see themselves as being overweight. In case you are not sure if you are overweight or not, this BMI chart will help you figure it out—just use your height and weight to see where you fall.


Before we judge smokers too harshly for how much they spend on a pack of cigarettes every day, let’s look a little closer at the junk food industry. Americans spent $3.9 billion on cookies in 2010, $6.2 billion on potato chips and a mean $37 billion on cola products—making waistlines bigger, and wallets smaller.


We could just change our lifestyle, but most Americans don’t seem to consider that a solution. America is all about the quick fix, spending billions of dollars a year on procedures that attempt to reverse the effects of obesity.


One thing is certain—with obesity on the rise, the only thing that is here to stay is fat, fat and more fat. With expensive reversal procedures that few can afford, obesity is quickly becoming society’s number one killer. If things don’t change, only two things are certain in this life—death by fat, and taxes.

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Weight Loss Buddies


Diet Humor:  Weight Loss Buddies

My friend Kim announced that she had started a diet to lose some pounds that she put on recently.

“Good!” I exclaimed. “I’m ready to start a diet too. We can be dieting buddies and help each other out. When I feel the urge to drive out and get a burger and fries, I’ll call you first.”


 ….Having a weight loss buddy can help you reach your goal.   You can motivate each other and keep each other on track.  

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Best Diets to Lose Weight Fast

I am going to share with you three things to look for when choosing a diet plan. First is how long can you do the diet? There are some effective diets and cleanses out these, but would you really drink, lemon Juice, cayenne pepper, maple syrup for Months? NO! You can’t subsist off of that. Make sure you chose something where you can have normal foods & where you can continue to see results without staying on a juice cleanse or fast. Second is to look for testimonials. Have other people who look like you done the diet and if so, how do they look now? Are the testimonials convincing? What do their stories say? You can look at our testimonials at HCGPlatinum.com There are so many success stories and so many people who have lost weight. That is definitely something to look forward to. Third thing is to consult with your physician. Your physician will generally give u an idea of whether the diet is or is not right for you.

Please feel free to e-mail me at mandy@hcgplatinum.com

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Fish Soup

“Just a recipe you might want to share. Btw I am loving the diet. I lost my first two pounds.” Kimberly Prater

Fish soup recipe:

4 ozs of tilapia or white fish of your choice salt pepper old bay seasoning (for seafood and poultry) Garlic powder
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup unsalted canned diced tomatoes
1 1/2 cups of water
Juice of one lemon

This dish is yummy!!

It is amazing the recipes you can come up with, with just a few simple ingredients and spices.

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