Enjoying This Festive Season
It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas 🎅🎄
And Christmas can be a difficult time to eat well. Enjoying yourself shouldn’t mean undoing all the positive changes you’ve made throughout the year.
It’s not about depriving yourself of all the fun stuff,
it’s about keeping the good practices in place while celebrating.
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Top Tips to Keep in Place:
- Keep Active. Go for a morning walk before others wake, an evening stroll with the family or a cricket game with others.
- Hydrate: Oftentimes it’s easy to over drink alcohol and sugary drinks around Christmas. Make sure you have tasty, hydrating drinks on offer. Try coconut water, fruit in water or homemade ice tea.
- Snack Well: We are often standing around eating and snacking before the main event. Make sure there is cut up fruit and vegetables with dip and fruit platters for snacking.
- Don’t Feel Obliged to Eat Everything on Offer: Be polite but assertive. If you really want to try many things, cut things into smaller pieces and opt for a little taste.
- Avoid the ‘Hangry’: Don’t go to parties on an empty stomach, chances are you will eat later than expected and be so hangry you’ll smash the snacks and over eat.
- Step Away From the Food: Choose a seat or stand away from the food table. Go socialise away so you are too distracted to continuously eat.
- Fill Up on the Good Fuel: Fill up on nutrient dense foods and protein. Vegetable sticks: add hummus and sauerkraut, breakfast: have eggs and avocado, bulk up on salad and fruit salad.
- Be Prepared: Chances are, yes, you will overeat and usually feel bloated and over full. Take digestive enzymes to avoid the discomfort and digestive symptoms which are sure to come with the sudden change in diet.
- And Finally, Cut The Guilt: Christmas is just one day and between Christmas and New Year is one week. It matters more what you do the other 51 weeks of the year. Let go of perfectionism, have fun and enjoy the season.
Christmas is more about the people than the gifts
and more about the fellowship than the perfectionism and dieting.
So relax and enjoy the season with those special to you.
AND don’t forget to BE THANKFUL!
In our family we have a tradition of the “Thankfulness Rock”. Pass around a rock and everyone takes a turn saying what they were most thankful for that year.
Wishing you an amazing Christmas and Happy New Year from our families to yours.
Love Alissa & Kristyn ❤
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