How to take control of your eating during the holiday season

Though holiday months can have an air of magic around them, they can also be incredibly stressful at the same time.

Wherever you fall within this emotional range, there is no doubt that it’s a particularly difficult time to stay on track with healthy eating habits.

Holiday treats are EVERYWHERE.  Parties are abundant. Not only that, you may be running around looking for last minute gifts, prepping for company, or stressing about what you will wear out to dinner or a party.

We would like to share a few pointers that we hope will EASE your stress around holiday eating.

1) Get into the drivers seat  We urge you to take control of the wheel! Picture yourself in the drivers seat, making wise choices and not being a victim to your surroundings. There are several ways to do this .

2) Think more about what to include vs what to avoid Instead of always focusing on what to avoid (holiday cookies, caramel popcorn, etc), we encourage our clients to work in as many fruits and veggies as they can. This is crucial during holiday time when we often let our good intentions slip.

3) Practice mental rehearsals Ok this one is super cool. Instead of constantly telling yourself you’ll TRY to be good during the holiday season, actually picture yourself looking and feeling wonderful in January.

It can also be helpful to have a special mantra that carries you through the season . . . something like “I am learning to nourish my body through the holiday season.”

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