5 Ways to Avoid The GuiltDec 02, 2022
The Holidays are here which means A LOT of food. Go into the holiday feeling confident that you can eat well without guilt. No tracking. No deprivation. Just being MINDFUL of what you are consuming and listening to your body.
The reality is, we can have this food whenever we want. We can always go back for more. Enjoy the things you love, and leave what you don't.
𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗼𝗳𝗳 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗲𝘅𝗲𝗿𝗰𝗶𝘀𝗲. I recommend this as a year-round habit, but especially in the holiday season. When you start your day with exercise, you set the tone for the day. You will feel better mentally and physically.
𝗢𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮 𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝗲𝗮𝗹. There are so many "healthy" options and versions of traditional favorites! Keep the secret to yourself and wait for the compliments to roll in. Plus, you then can FEEL GOOD about what you are eating.
𝗙𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗮𝘁 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝟭/𝟮 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗹𝗼𝘄 𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗲 𝗼𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝘀𝗮𝗹𝗮𝗱 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘃𝗲𝗴𝗴𝗶𝗲𝘀. Then get the turkey! By taking up some real estate on your plate with healthy options, you will have less room for indulgences like Grannie’s famous Mac ‘n Cheese.
𝗞𝗲𝗲𝗽 𝘂𝗽 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘄𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗸𝗲. When traveling and being out of our routine we tend to slack on our water. But it will help not only keep you full, but to help digest the extra food
𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗻 𝗮𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗱. I know my Grandma always has an amazing cookie display. I decide ahead of time that I am going to have some of those. I also know I am not a fan of things like stuffing and regular mashed potatoes. By saying no to the things I don't LOVE, I will leave room for the things I look forward to!
BONUS: ENJOY YOURSELF! It is the holiday season after all. There is no reason you should be miserable by the end of the night!