Glam Spa

November 2016 Edition
Published by Glam Spa

Note from Judi

November is here and the holidays are upon us! What a festive time of year. It is a time to gather with friends and family and be grateful for each other.

My team and I are extremely grateful and humbled you choose Glam Spa for all your wellness and anti-aging needs. I promise 2017 is going to be full of new things happening at the spa. We wish you all a blessed Thanksgiving.

On Friday, November 25th wake up early and get your Black Friday shopping started. We are bringing back the BOGO gift cards. Continue the shopping spree on Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. You don't want to miss out on these special values.

Look better, feel better, and live better,

Judi Swain

The team @ Glam Spa

Events at a Glance

Dates to Remember

Dee on Vacation November 8 - 17

BOGO Black Friday (more details to follow).

Complimentary mini-makeup sessions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Holiday Event: December 7 (details to follow)

Botox and Fillers: Wednesday, December 14, starting at 7:30 p.m.

Featured Article

Avoiding The Holiday Jiggles

Workout EquipmentEveryone knows the key to avoiding weight gain is to eat in moderation, avoid high calorie foods, and to exercise regularly. However, with the holiday season just around the corner, many of us will find ourselves surrounded by festive foods, delectable desserts, and delicious drinks — many of which are hard to resist.

Studies have shown the typical person gains anywhere from four to ten pounds over the course of the winter season. The best way to avoid gaining weight over the holidays is to limit food portions, maintain a consistent exercise program, and follow these helpful tips:

  1. Stick to a Regular Sleep and Exercise Routine. Sometimes, feeling tired or stressed is mistaken for feeling hungry. Exercising regularly each week and getting 7 to 9 hours of sleep every night will stave off hunger pangs.
  2. Take It Easy on the Alcohol. Most people don’t realize alcoholic beverages contain quite a few calories that contribute to excess weight gain when consumed in large quantities. Drinking seltzer with a fruit twist or a glass of water between alcoholic drinks helps to cut calories and will keep you hydrated.
  3. Eat Small Nutritious Meals. It's a common misconception that you’ll lose weight by skipping large meals. The truth is, your metabolism actually slows down, causing your body to store fat if calories are limited for too long. Eating smaller meals a few hours apart will prevent you from overeating later.
  4. Reach for Veggies, Fruit, or Crackers. If you get hungry at a party, reach for the vegetables and fruit platter, or nosh on some crackers as these snacks are filling and you won’t be as tempted to eat the high calorie-laden foods.
  5. Eat Slowly and Chew Your Food More. It takes about 20 minutes for your stomach to register it’s full and to signal your brain it's had enough. Slow down and listen to your body.
  6. Eat Foods Containing Protein. Quality protein includes lean meats, seafood, chicken, turkey, eggs, yogurt, and low-fat cheeses. The protein in these foods will help you feel full and work well to control your appetite.
  7. Avoid Eating High Calorie Foods. This is actually easier than you think! By substituting foods high in calories with whole grains, steamed vegetables, and baked lean meats, you’ll feel more satisfied at every meal and won’t crave calorie-laden starches, sauces, or fried foods.
  8. Always Remain Positive and Determined. If you do “fall off the wagon” and have a bad food day or forget to exercise, don't worry about it! Get back on track the next day and continue from there.
  9. Take Your Supplements. Since some people don’t consume certain foods often enough or on a consistent basis, taking your vitamin supplements regularly will ensure you’re getting the appropriate nutrients and in the proper amount.
  10. Reserve a Body Wrap. Scheduling body wraps once or twice a month is a healthy and easy way to lose inches while you hydrate and detoxify your body.

Avoiding the holiday jiggles this season will be easier if you follow these helpful suggestions — and who knows — maybe January 1st will be the year your New Year's Resolution doesn't include wanting to drop those extra holiday pounds!

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