My article was written so you won't be one of the thousands of post New Year Resolutionists who say "I should've gone to the gym on my day off "BUT", I could've ordered a medium instead of the SUPER size "BUT", I would've kept my weight loss resolutions "BUT"… If you are still reading this article, then you can identify with this thought process and the snowball effect which leads to another resolution shelved til the next year.
Many people have the urge to undertake a cleanse or detoxification program as a means to kick-start a weight loss goal. The diet recommendations that accompany many of the detoxification programs virtually assure the participant will be consuming fewer calories than normal through fasting, meal replacements, or food selections that are less calorically dense. Detoxification programs have other benefits that are sought after by the consumer, however; weight loss tends to be a main long term objective.
This little lull between Christmas and New Years is often a time when people think about their goals for next year re: New Year's resolutions. Whether your goal is health related, financially motivated or relationship driven, there are some principles that can be followed which I believe are invaluable.
Every time I see a new patient for low back pain (which is often, being a chiropractor and all), I always ask them what they are doing for core stability exercises. When they inevitably show me exercises such as Supermans or sit-ups, flattening their backs and sucking in their abs to try and activate their TRANVERSE ABDOMINIS (which is a near impossibility and a total myth), I know there is a lot of work to do. I first regretfully inform...