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It doesn’t seem to matter what holidays you celebrate—everyone wants to eat over the holiday season. Studies have shown that the average adult gains between 1 and 2 pounds from November to New Year’s Day. Although this may seem insignificant, it can be enough to add up year after year.
How do you get family to realize the entire year’s harvest doesn’t need to be consumed during the months of November and December? Meditation, spreading out holiday-related events, and making get-togethers more active are just a few ways to stay healthy this season.
Try to spread out the parties and get-togethers, instead of visiting several households on the same day. It’s difficult to moderate when you visit three homes on Thanksgiving.
If this is an event where the cooking is shared, start a Facebook group page to better organize the dinner and ensure there are plenty of healthy options. Each member can discuss what they are bringing to allow a wide variety of colors and choices rather than an overload of starches. You can also use this page to:
Holiday gatherings often consist of sitting, eating, talking, drinking, and more eating. We often find ourselves sitting for longer periods of time because we enjoy the conversation. Your legs want to move, the food is on the counter, and off you go for food you’re are not even hungry for. This year, try some of these actions with the family to reduce the march to the kitchen.
Many families give thanks before their holiday meal; why not add a meditation to your pre-meal ritual? Try to hold a pre-meal meditation about 30 minutes to 1 hour before sitting down for the feast so you’re not competing with hungry guests distracted by the sights and smells of food.
Follow these three tips for a successful pre-meal meditation session.
Sticking to a healthy plan is important. However, depriving yourself of certain foods can have negative results. Restrictive eating can lead to binge eating as well as disliking healthy foods by associating them with something you ‘have’ to do.
When it’s time to pile food on your plate, eat what visually appeals to you, or you know you love without guilt clouding the mind. Try these final tips for holiday eating:
As you begin to incorporate more healthy practices into your life—whether during the holidays or during everyday life—your mindset will start to shift, and you’ll begin to not only choose more nutritious foods, but actually enjoy them, too