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.
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/guilt (“ugh why did I eat that?”), or throwing in the towel (“I’ll just starte eating better in January”), you can turn the tide in the other direction.
The best place to start?
That’s right! Your brain is wired to believe what you tell it. If you constantly tell yourself that you don’t have time to eat healthy during the holidays, 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. It’s time to come up with a brand new mantra that comes from a place of strength and confidence instead of passive acceptance.
Try one of these statements and see how it resonates with you:
> 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? You will be amazed at how much of a difference it makes when you take on this new way of thinking.
Want some extra support to get through Halloween? Hop on over to our private Facebook group, Nutrition and Lifestyle Hacks for Women Over 50, where we will be running a fun “no to low” Halloween Challenge!