Is the elusive “healthy holidays” real? Can it really happen? Does it exist? 😀 You betcha!

It might look a little different than a Healthy Summer but it is possible. Here are 8 tips to help you make it through the holiday season healthily (is that even a word?)

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Healthy Holidays: 8 Tips You Need For Success

 

Don’t deprive yourself

You will almost be guaranteed to fail. Set realistic expectations. Instead of going on a strict diet and having a goal to lose 15 lbs. from now to New Years have a goal to stick to your routine as much as possible or have a goal to maintain your weight, not gain.

Don’t starve yourself either

Don’t starve yourself before a big event, party or dinner to “save calories” you’ll be so hungry you’ll eat more than you normally would & you’ll wreak havoc on your blood sugar & insulin levels.

Stay hydrated

Drink plenty of water. It really does help with a sense of fullness.

Remember a holiday is just one day, not a week or even a month

I know once Halloween hits it feels like “the holidays” are in full swing and we get carried away because there are so many parties and kind neighbors who bring baked goods. Celebrate Thanksgiving just on Thanksgiving day or Christmas maybe Christmas Eve and Christmas Day but not from Halloween to New Years.

 

Don’t waste splurges

Splurge on foods you like most or are unique to that holiday instead of eating everything offered. I recommend you read this post on a Healthy Thanksgiving. It has some great tips on how to manage food during a holiday.

Be mindful

Be mindful of the foods you are eating. These mindfulness exercises will help you learn how to savor your first few bites so you don’t need to eat as much to be satisfied.

Relax

The holidays can be a very stressful time! Read these two articles to help you manage the stress how to manager stress relief & 5 stress-relieving foods.

Don’t give up

Last, but certainly not least. If you did overindulge, went overboard or don’t feel like you did as well as you should have or wanted to DON’T throw in the towel. DON’T decide it is now a free for all and overindulge every day until the holiday season is over. That day or event is now in the past. Today is a new day and just continue on doing the best you can with each choice in front of you.

 

Remember a holiday is just one day 😀

I want you to have faith in yourself, give yourself grace and live! Don’t let the fear of eating the wrong foods keep you from having a good time and enjoying the holidays. Find the moderation that works for you and leaves you feeling happy and content.

Enjoy the holidays and find those happy moments that fill you with love and joy.!

Healthy Holidays to you & to your family.

 

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