Five Tips for Staying on Track over the Holidays..
It’s not just about the food
. Don’t make food the center of attention, focus, or obsession. Instead focus on spending time with loved ones, caring for others, showing and expressing gratitude. Continue living your “normal” life and routine (i.e. you wouldn’t normally over indulge in pies, cookies, or cakes on a daily or weekly basis, why start now just because it’s the “season”).
Drink up! Water that is. With running errands, cooking and traveling - it’s easy for our bodies to get dehydrated. Drink water throughout the day. Stay hydrated with water, sparkling water, and herbal tea.
Don’t forget about the veggies.
Veggies are a great way to create a lot more volume in a dish to make you feel like you’re eating a lot more than you actually are. They’re full of water, fiber, nutrients galore, and taste amazing when prepared in a way you love.
Most of us get to have a couple days off from work to relax… so relax! Enjoy the time away from the busy workdays..
Be mindful. Remind yourself to be present, live in the moment, and don't allow thoughts of “what if’s”, “to-do’s”, “I need to’s” interfere with daily living. The more you concentrate on being present, the more you’re able to enjoy spending time with family and friends and enjoy the spirit of the holiday season.