Do you tend to eat unhealthier this time of the year only because "tis the season"?
Project yourself a month from now and ask yourself if it´s really worth it?
I know most of our habits at this time of the year are deeply engrained in family traditions and that it´s hard to break free from what is familiar to us.
The easy option would be to follow the herd and do what you always do. But that is not what makes you feel your best and you know it!
You are reading this email because you want to prioritise your physical and mental health during the lead up to Christmas. And that starts with taking responsibility for what you eat.
Even though you may think that eating junk at this time of the year is unavoidable, you have the ability to make empowered decisions about the food you put in your body. You have choices.
Now ask yourself these questions:
Many people turn to junk food when they are stressed and looking for a quick energy boost. What they really need is a well-rounded meal comprised of protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats to nurture their bodies and provide slow-burning energy.
It may sound counterintuitive, but adding in MORE real food at this time of the year could be your saving grace.
I call this concept “Crowding out”. When you place a strong emphasis on real food, you become less hungry and there’s little room left for empty calories.
TRY THIS EXERCISE
Focus on creating a balanced meal, even at parties:
A few secrets to ensure you won’t end up overeating at Christmas parties:
Try these strategies at the next party you attend, and let me know how it goes!
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