Monday Motivation – Holiday Eating Strategies

Monday Motivation – Holiday Eating Strategies

For most people out there, the holidays are filled with stress. Stress around finding the perfect present, stress around spending time with family, mall stress, traffic stress, travel stress, money stress, and even stress around eating. It’s a stressful time, especially if we embrace the stress too much. But the holidays don’t need to be yet another time we stress out. We have enough to worry about in our daily lives, why stress out about eating some holiday cookies or pie?

Let’s get one thing straight – if you are like most human beings on this planet, your weight will go up and down. That’s normal. We have been taught that it’s not normal every time we look at Kendall Jenner or Gigi Hadid or see a weight loss ad on tv. But weight change is normal. No, drastic weight change is not something that we should be experiencing on a yearly basis, but a few pounds here or there is quite normal. You know why? Because you’re enjoying life! You’re going on vacation, you’re visiting grandma, you’re going to your favorite restaurant back at home with your family – you’re doing things that bring you joy and sometimes those things include some changes to your weight.

For me, the holidays used to STRESS ME OUT mostly because I felt like I wouldn’t be able to stick with my eating habits and it would lead me in a downward spiral. But as I’ve aged and seen my body change 20x in between, I now understand that a few pounds is worth the enjoyment because I’ll be back to my routine in no time. But missing out on experiences just because I want to be in…

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