How are we halfway through December already? The holidays are right around the corner! It’s one of my favorite times of year, but it’s always filled with an overload of parties and treats.
Here are a few simple tips for more balance through the season:
Remember that diets fail
Restricting food or telling yourself “you can’t have that” leads to feeling deprived and bitter which can turn into throwing in the towel, binge eating and self-sabotaging your goals.
Drop the term “diet” and focus on filling up with as many good foods as possible! You can save room for a few indulgences. When you fill up with nutrient dense food, you are less likely to crave the junk.
Remember how you feel on good food
This is a powerful lesson that your body can help you with. When you remove junk, your body REALLY notices how crappy it makes you feel when you add it back in. Have you had that experience?
It can be really helpful to remind yourself that yes, you CAN eat that giant piece of cake with 3 scoops of ice cream, but you might have a stomach ache later or crash and feel bloated or exhausted. Did you know the first bite of an indulgent food is the most flavorful and satisfying? Could you share with a friend instead of overdoing it?
Remember to slow down
Do you take a moment to look at your food before eating? You should! It only takes a few seconds but it allows your brain to register that you are consuming a sufficient quantity of food and it helps you feel more full and satisfied.
Slowing down to notice our food and fully enjoy it is a small part of learning to eat more mindfully.
New to the challenge this year:
- Fast, effective workouts for beginner –> advanced from a personal trainer
- A Reset E-cookbook with new and old favorite Reset recipes
There are only a few earlybird spots left… use code “earlybird” for $10 off. Join us here! (You can also give the Reset as a gift for a friend!)
Also, to answer a FAQ, the reset can work for paleo or vegetarian diets. I include options and recipes for both.
How do you balance the temptation to overdo it at the holidays?
Have you tried intuitive eating?