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During the holidays, stress can definitely lead to weight gain and some mismanagement of your eating habits. If you’re worried about gaining weight during the stressful holidays, you’re not alone. While you’re busy worrying about what you should be eating and what you should be avoiding, the stress factor can sometimes make you throw it all out the window. Yep, stress can lead to weight gain, and stress is definitely an issue during the holidays.

 “While the immediate . . . response to acute stress can be a temporary loss of appetite, more and more we are coming to recognize that for some people, chronic stress can be tied to an increase in appetite — and stress-induced weight gain,” says Elissa Epel, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of California at San Francisco.

Apparently, according to WebMD, there is some inherent, ancestral gene within us that triggers something within our brains that makes us feel hungry during stressful times. Apparently, during a stressful situation in which the ‘fight or flight’ gene takes over, our ancestors would need to replenish their bodies with food to counteract their hyper-activity during the stressful time. Today, we no longer need to ‘replenish our bodies’ because the stress never comes from a run-down with a saber-tooth tiger, but more likely a run-down with relatives. But, this ancestral gene remains buried deep within us.

Sounds hopeless, right? I mean, how can we be expected to maintain our weight loss during the holidays when our genes are telling us to do the exact opposite? Well, the key to this puzzle is to remain as stress free as possible….and, of course, use the Jen Fe patch to help you with your weight loss efforts. I mean, every little bit helps, right? And for me, the Jen Fe patch has been a life-saver during stressful times.

 One of the best things that you can do during this time of the year, when holiday stress is truly unbearable, is to schedule some time for yourself. Avoiding stress is key to maintaining your health and your weight loss goals, and if that means scheduling time away for yourself during the holidays you are going to have to make that sacrifice. Maybe schedule a massage for the most stressful time of the day, when family is running around your kitchen and you know you’ll be tempted to steal some holiday treats.

Another key to surviving holiday stress is to hit the gym. Getting to the gym is crucial during the holidays, maybe more-so than any other time of the year, because you have got to release that stress. Not only will getting to the gym allow you some time away, it will help you to release the endorphins that bring you back to reality and that happy holiday feel, and it will reduce stress tension in your back and shoulders. Break a sweat, take a yoga class, run a mile; do whatever you have to do to avoid the ancestral need to eat.

Weight gain during the holidays might feel like a given for so many people, and a lost cause, but it doesn’t have to be that way. It honestly doesn’t even take that much will-power to schedule some time away when family is running you raged. It’s good for your health, and for your weight loss goals. And if you need a little help with your holiday weight loss goals, check out the Jen Fe patch! Seriously, and this is not a sales pitch, but it will reduce your stress headaches and help you fight that hunger gene.


Surviving the holidays with the same belt loop as you started the holidays with is extremely difficult, even for the healthiest of individuals. It’s the time of the year when stress from family, shopping, and cooking seems to get in the way of everything. That infamous “off” day that we all take on Fridays mysteriously turns into an “off” month during the holidays, and weight loss is tossed out the window.

This year, it doesn’t have to be that way. With the Jen Fe patch, you can learn how to change your holiday habits to stay healthy and continue to lose weight, even when all odds are stacked against you. Here are a few little tips to help you stay ahead of the weight loss game this holiday season.

With the Jen Fe patch, you still need to maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine. This is paramount to all weight loss products and techniques, and when the holidays arrive it’s more crucial than ever that you continue these healthy habits. Just because family is in town does not mean that you can skimp on your workouts and eat whatever you like. Weight loss, unfortunately, just doesn’t work like that.

Try your darndest to stick to those healthy patterns that you have been trying to maintain all year long. If that means that you must excuse yourself in the mornings to take a run, than do so. Invite your friends and family to take a light jog with you. Don’t be afraid to get everyone involved in your weight loss journey this holiday season. It will inspire them and give you even more confidence.

Do not punish yourself during the holidays by baking your famous brownies, Christmas cookies or pumpkin pie and then not allow yourself a bite. Take a bite, take an entire piece. The key to getting through the holidays while watching your weight is to take everything in moderation. The Jen Fe patch is great at helping you maintain your weight through the holidays, but the best thing that you can do for yourself is allow some room for holiday food.

Remember; everything in moderation. If you want to have a slice of cake after dinner, portion your food out accordingly and take a small piece. During the holidays, the worst thing that you can do is to not eat enough, starve yourself, and then gorge when no one is looking. It’s the holidays, relax and be smart about your portions.

Take some time out for yourself. Weight loss doesn’t always involve what you do, sometimes it involves what you don’t do. If I’ve learned anything through the years, it’s that sometimes it’s truly best to take a deep breath and step outside. Perhaps a walk alone is what you need to do to clear your head and bring your focus back down to earth. Dealing with friends, family, and holiday shopping can be extremely stressful, and the last thing your body needs during this weight loss journey is to be stressed.

On top of everything else, enjoy yourself this holiday season! And for more information on the Jen Fe patch, visit today!

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My Weight Loss Story

I was introduced to this product by a friend. At the time, I was in despair about my weight. I had lost 31 lbs prior to my bilateral total knee replacements and 20 lbs post surgery. My surgery date was 2/25/08.

In June 2008 I gained back 5 lbs at my daughter's wedding. In November, 2008 post-Thanksgiving I gained back an additional 31 lbs. By May, 2009 I was seriously thinking of traveling to Mexico for lapband surgery.

In August, I was introduced to the patch. I started on Sept 9, 2009 and my life hasn't been the same since. I have found that this a solution that requires time and patience. Everybody is different.

In 3 months I have lost 12 pounds, 30 inches and 12% body fat. I have gone down 2 sizes from a tight 24 (pants) to a 20 and from 3X to a well fitting 1X in tops. Best of all, my knees aren't as stiff and sore as they were post-surgery.

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