My patients use the online CalorieKing program because the tools make it easy to stay on top of calories and exercise.
La Mesa, CA (PRWEB) December 23, 2009
It happens every year. The holidays hit and celebration mode kicks in, with indulgence in good times and food that can be hard to resist. Although the pounds put on during the holidays can be dieted away short-term, they're likely to come right back and stay. It's usually holiday weight gain that's responsible for those nagging few pounds gained every year.
So how can holiday weight be kept at bay? Quit dieting. Instead, try to hold the line on the amount of calories taken in so instead of gaining five pounds, only gain two. Science-based CalorieKing.com, freshly updated and enhanced, is an ideal tool for losing and maintaining weight, according to Dallas weight control and obesity expert Dr. Lewis Pincus.
"Dieting is a quick fix and the weight comes back. For permanent weight loss, it's a matter of keeping track of your calories. Research shows us that keeping records is the only way you're going to succeed with long-term weight control," said Dr. Pincus.
Dr. Pincus uses newly updated CalorieKing.com in his weight control program to help patients lose and manage weight. The site uses the latest interactive weight loss tools to instantly convert food and activity into calories so users can see how they're doing in hitting their daily calorie target.
"My patients use the online CalorieKing program because the tools make it easy to stay on top of calories and exercise. They also get a good understanding of the science of weight control and their relationship with food through tutorials. Support is important, too, so the online community is a true benefit," said Dr. Pincus, who keeps track of his patients' progress through CalorieKing's health professional site.
Like all CalorieKing members, Dr. Pincus' patients use an online diary to track meals, snacks and exercise. The easy-to-use interface lets the users drag and drop selections from the 55,000-plus items in the food database, which includes food from popular restaurants. They also track physical activity and how much water they're drinking.
The CalorieKing diary and food database are eye-openers. Eating a typical holiday meal of ham, mashed potatoes, green beans, a dinner roll with butter and a slice of commercially-made apple pie, for instance, puts roughly 839 calories into your body. To get rid of those calories you'd have to walk for more than four hours, jog for almost two hours or ride a bike for two-plus hours. And that's just one meal.
"Go ahead and enjoy the holidays," said Dr. Pincus. "Pick a date to get back to your everyday control routine."
To begin watching holiday weight today there are tools available to help keep track of calories and exercise. Join the interactive program at CalorieKing.com , or use the book CalorieKing Calorie, Fat and Carbohydrate Counter, a pedometer or a portion control plate to get started.
CalorieKing is a leading provider of science-based calorie management programs designed to educate, motivate and inspire lifelong weight control. CalorieKing.com interactive and clinical tools include reliable information in a useful and easy-to-use format. The site launched in 1996 and n 2003 became the first online weight management program to place calorie education at its center with a comprehensive course on nutrition, weight management and lifestyle change.