Switch from a survival mindset to an enjoyment mindset during the holidays and avoid weight gain.
So here come the holidays.. A time to share special moments with family and friends, where food brings us together and reminds us of happy memories.
But for most of us, the holidays are also coupled with the holiday stress of preparations, never-ending to do lists, and even more stress around being able to enjoy these moments, but knowing you might end up over indulging in all the high-caloric content of most holiday meals, - which inevitably will lead to gaining weight, and then feeling miserable and guilty.
But enjoying holiday celebrations does not have to equal ditching all your self-care and wellness goals…
and frankly, restricting your diet during the holidays is no way to live..
Here are my top 5 tips for switching from a “survival” mindset to an “enjoyment” mindset during the holidays, for keeping your metabolism burning fuel anytime, anywhere, and for feeling great during the holidays and beyond.
Instead, think of your wellness as a long term goal that allows some wiggle room to enjoy different foods. Being relaxed about it takes away the guilt, and when things are not forbidden anymore.. Well you know.. You want to eat as much of it either, and will ultimately help you make your diet sustainable in the long run.
The most important thing to understand, is that enjoying the holidays without guilt is not about counting calories, but about keeping an active metabolism while allowing some wiggle room in your life, without spiraling out of control.