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Curbing Winter Weight Gain

Curbing Winter Weight Gain

Gaining weight over the holidays is something most of us struggle with. The average weight gain during the winter months is about 5 pounds. If you live in a cold climate and tend to want to hibernate inside, it can make matters much worse. Knowledge is power so let's look at four reasons why you might winter weight gain.

Holiday Eating

Many holiday traditions include foods that we would normally avoid the rest of the year. We prepare foods full of unhealthy fats, sugar and other empty calories and we justify it by saying things like “It’s the holidays” or “I eat this only once a year”. Imbibing more than normal is also typical during the holidays and alcohol is loaded with calories. While enjoying a special treat during the holidays shouldn’t be shunned completely, it can begin an unhealthy start to the new year if you don't curb it quickly.

Holiday Stress

You may not think that stress can affect your weight, but it can. The stress and lack of sleep worrying about all the presents you haven’t bought yet or planning the perfect meal for your mother-in-law can produce a hormone called cortisol. This “stress hormone” has been linked with overeating and unwanted weight gain.

Cold Weather

Anyone who lives in a cold climate knows that disciplined exercising in the winter is much harder than when it’s warm outside. If you can’t just open your door and take a long walk or go for a run, it can be difficult to get motivated. Even going to the local gym means having to get all bundled up and braving the cold.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Along with the cold weather, it doesn’t help that the winter sun comes up much later and sets much earlier than in the summer. Depending on where you live, you may drive to work in the morning in full darkness and drive home at night after the sun sets, so you may never even see the sun. When we are deprived of sunlight, it can create symptoms of depression. The effects of this can include low energy and difficulty sleeping. Overeating can also be a way of dealing with sunlight deprivation.

Begin a Fresh New Chapter

You may have tried every diet out there to lose that winter weight gain with little or no success. When you don’t see the results you want it can be very disheartening, which in turn can make you feel even more stressed. Nu Image Medical can help you take back control of your body. We want you to not only survive the holidays and the winter doldrums but look and feel your best while you do it. We’ve created a futuristic approach to helping people. Our solutions are medically supervised to help you build confidence and increase your energy level.

HCG Protocol

At Nu Image Medical each individualized plan is based on the Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Diet, or HCG diet for short. HCG involves a very low-fat, low-calorie diet in conjunction with a small daily dose of HCG. Most people see a weight loss of 5 to 15 pounds on the 26-day program. If you sign up for the 46-day program, you can lose up to 20 or even 30 pounds. The program will also help your metabolism to become stable. It resets the hypothalamus, which is that portion of the brain geared toward regulating metabolism.

Nu Image Medical offers a comprehensive plan to help you lose weight safely and successfully. Your weight loss program will be supervised by a physician by means of telecommunications and it includes e-book instructions and recipes. A degreed nutritionist is also available to answer any questions you might have. Other add-on packages are available to be delivered to your home, including:

  • Food Delivery - Meals are prepared for you by an HCG diet chef using carefully weighed and cooked portions. The meals adhere to the strict standards developed by Dr. Simeons, who spent 10 years developing the perfect balance of HCG with specific foods. Each portion is sugar-free and prepared using 100 grams of protein as well as nutritious vegetables.
  • HCG Shakes - These delicious meal replacement packs have 26 grams of protein with only 110 calories each. The shakes come in vanilla, chocolate and strawberry and are sweetened with Stevia. Mixed with water and ice, they will easily satisfy your sweet tooth.
  • Supplement Bundle - Pharmaceutical grade supplements are an important part of the program. You can purchase a wide variety of options to help reduce stress and boost your metabolism by converting sugars to energy. You can also select a supplement that will cleanse the digestive tract.


If you have been frustrated with all those diet fads, Nu Image Medical is here to help you improve your health, build your confidence and boost your vitality.


Nu Image Medical® offers a new and futuristic approach to achieving optimal health and wellness. The company has been a weight loss, anti-aging and wellness provider since 2004 and offers medically supervised programs for medical weight losspeptideserectile dysfunctionscream cream, and hair loss (NuDew) 

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Dr. Constance Odom, MD

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