Don't Let the Holidays Catch You Slipping!!!
Make a plan and stick to it
Everyone’s situation is different, but don’t let the holidays completely get you off track. You need to make a plan and stick to it (the best you can).
Know yourself – what’s going to be best for you long term?
Indulging a little for one meal & then getting right back on track?
Or would indulging at all cause you to stay off track for days or weeks?
Try to avoid major trigger foods; what foods need to be off limits for you because you can’t stop eating them?
Can you make a healthy version of the foods you love to eat during the holidays? Especially sweet treats?
Decide in advance what you plan to eat or cook for each event – don’t wing it! This almost always leads to eating way more unhealthy foods than you would like.
You know the saying – “Fail to plan, plan to fail”.
Make a decision about what you will or won’t eat, then make it your intention that you are committed to. Don’t decide “lite” or “try” because trying means we aren’t really committed and are expecting to fail.
It’s ok if you want to have something not healthy, but I try to keep it to a minimum. If you’ve been eating plant based, vegan, or vegetarian for any period of time, then going back to Standard American Diet foods can send your digestive tract into distress!!! Stomach upset, digestive issues, nausea, cravings, weight gain, headaches, gas, bloating, & diarrhea, are all very common.
What we eat we crave more of because small food particles trapped in our tongue for days. We literally keep tasting what we ate, which is why we sometimes crave something days after we have had it. A tongue scraper can be helpful when brushing your teeth to help remove more of the food particles & reduce cravings.
Each day just make the best choice possible and “Don’t let perfection be the enemy of good” – Voltaire.