Here comes the “real talk” -- if you really think about it, it is only 3 days (Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years). If you totally pigged out for these three days (and continued to exercise), it is very unlikely you’d see the needle go up on your scale. Right?!
And, here’s the kicker…. what you are consuming is readily available throughout the year. The sugar cookies, pie, ham, turkey, cake, stuffing don’t come out of hiding just for the holiday season. They are all readily available 365 days a year. Right? So why make a decision to overload in them now. Why now? Really, why now? The honest answer is we are conditioned to do this, but it is not a requirement. Don’t go into the holidays in a self-sabotaging mode. Don’t! Be mindful about what you put in your body and why. Here are a few tips:
- Set out to enjoy the holiDAY - 3 days.
- Amp up your exercise.
- Don’t go to a party on empty. Eat healthy food BEFORE you go.
- Repeat after me, “This is not a feeding frenzy.”
- Chose to “stroll” [not roll] into the New Year feeling great.