Yes, it’s almost here.
The holiday months that take up an entire season, starting with Halloween and ending with New Year’s (or dare we say it, even Valentine’s Day).
This is the time of year that most of our clients have major challenges. Once they start digging into the Halloween candy, it’s all downhill from there.
But does it have to be?
We could go on and on about how to manage Halloween (buy candy you don’t like, get rid of leftovers immediately, have healthy substitutes on hand, etc) . . .
But this year, we’d like to guide you towards another approach. Let’s take a moment to look at this whole food thing from a new angle.
Instead of constantly focusing on what foods to avoid or limit, what if you went into this holiday season with the goal of nourishing your body in the best way you can?
What would this look like?
When you approach your healthy eating journey from one of nourishment versus deprivation, you can turn the tide in the other direction.
Think about it this way . . . if you embrace the goal to eat MORE nourishing foods instead of LESS processed, sugary foods, your cells will be healthier and work more efficiently, your energy will improve, and the “good” stuff will wind up outweighing the “bad.”
The best place to start?
Well, in your very own kitchen of course.
If your first thought is ugh, I hate to cook or I just don’t have time to eat healthy, then the first step would be to examine your mindset.
Okay, maybe you don’t love cooking (or even “hate” it), but what if you think about cooking as just nourishing your body? Or head on over to our blog to find out what your kitchen really has in store for you, and how it can help you get through the season with flying colors!
Oh, and by the way, your brain is wired to believe what you tell it. If you constantly tell yourself that you don’t have time to eat healthy, or that you always “fail” during holiday time, or that you can’t stick to a diet, or that once you get started with one Hershey’s kiss you have to have the whole package . . . then THAT is what your brain will believe.
So listen up! It’s time to retrain your brain. Come up with a brand new mantra that comes from a place of strength and confidence instead of passive acceptance.
> My body enjoys being fueled with nourishing food
> I’m practicing time management to fit healthy eating into my life
> I enjoy the holiday season for the family time
> I’m working on eating mindfully so I don’t overeat during the holidays
Ahh, doesn’t that feel better?
Looking for some guidance on making it through the holidays?
Individual, targeted counseling/coaching can help you dive deeper into a chronic health, weight or mindset issue that you may be struggling with on your own.
We currently have spots for two more clients in our 4 week Fall Jump Start program. This is individual counseling where we can focus on YOU and get you on the right path before the holidays.
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