It's Holiday Time!
Can you believe that there's less than 1 week until Christmas? The holiday season is upon us, it's the time for parties and lots of rich and delicious food and for some of us, this is a time of fun and decadence, but for others it can be stressful. It can bring up anxieties or emotional feelings around food. But it doesn’t have to be stressful or hard!
It's all about BALANCE..
So you can still enjoy the holidays AND start the new year a step ahead of the game…
….ready to take it to the NEXT level.
So today, check out my top 5 strategies to help you navigate the holiday season so that you and your family can fully enjoy the celebrations.
Stay hydrated - you’ll help support your body’s digestive processes, prevent fatigue and mood swings. Water is also a natural appetite suppressant. Drinking a glass of water before reaching for something to eat can help to curb unnecessary snacking.
Eat Greens - the fiber in greens will help keep all that rich food moving through your digestive system, provide you with vitamins and micronutrients to keep your immune system strong, your brain sharp, and your body healthy. If you can't stop the cravings, try eating some greens or drink a green smoothie - it's an amazing way to curb the cravings!
Eat more protein - eating protein with every meal will help you feel satisfied and you'll feel less tempted to reach for the sugary treats. Protein also helps you to burn more calories each day while at rest.
Don't deprive yourself - when we deprive ourselves of something, we are much more likely to feel the lack of it and we continue to think about that thing we didn’t have which only triggers an emotional response that we have to have it or can't stop thinking about it. Instead set healthy boundaries around food and allow yourself to enjoy some treats!
Be present - Don’t sweat it if you eat too much dessert. Don’t beat yourself up if you don’t do a workout. Be present to the people you love and enjoy the holiday time. You don’t get to do today over, so make it count and enjoy yourself in moderation.
No need to choose between eating healthy and enjoying delicious food.
You can have both!
I’d love to hear from you!
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For a Stronger, Healthier YOU.
xo Michele Bischof