‘Tis the season of joy, festivities, and, of course, indulgent feasts. In the midst of holiday cheer, I'm here to remind you: don’t stress about dieting. Instead, celebrate the season with a focus on nourishment and overall wellness.
The key to living well and healthy is to learn to be inspired by the types of food that truly nourish you (natural, whole, real foods), not the processed junk that damages the body.
When striving for weight loss and long term health, it's best to ditch all diets for good. I don't believe anyone should feel bound by specific foods or diets. Calorie counting, deprivation, labeling foods good or bad, is unnatural.
Going on a restrictive diet skews the healthy decision making process around food once you stop the diet. Listening to your body's natural cues of hunger and fullness also become dysregulated.
Instead of dieting, follow these tips for a happier, healthier holiday season:
Mindful Eating Matters:
Rather than fixating on restrictive diets, consider adopting mindful eating habits. Savor each bite, listen to your body’s hunger and fullness cues, and relish the joy of sharing meals with loved ones. This approach fosters a positive relationship with food.
Balance, Not Restriction:
The holiday season is a time for enjoying special treats. Opt for a balanced approach by incorporating nutrient-dense foods alongside your festive favorites. This way you can maintain a sense of balance in your overall nutrition.
Embrace Holistic Wellness:
Wellness extends beyond the plate. Engage in activities that nourish your mind, body, and soul. Whether it’s a brisk winter walk, a cozy evening by the fire, or quality time with friends and family, prioritize overall well-being.
Celebrate Without Guilt:
Give yourself the gift of guilt-free celebration. The holidays are about enjoying the company of loved ones and creating cherished memories. Instead of dwelling on dietary restrictions, focus on the joyous moments that make this season special.
Nourish, Don’t Deprive:
Fuel your body with wholesome, nutrient-rich foods. Choose colorful fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains to support your well-being. By nourishing your body with the good stuff, you’ll naturally crowd out what doesn't belong.
Remember, the holiday season is a time for joy, gratitude, and connection. Let go of the pressure to diet and embrace a holistic approach to wellness.
Wishing you a festive season filled with love, laughter, and good health!
To your health & happiness,