Happy Thanksgiving week everyone!!
Below are some of my favorite blogs from this month. They are short and sweet and provide you with some more tips from different authors’ viewpoints. You may want to bookmark this page and come back to it throughout the week for a “sanity check-in.”
7 Habits for a Happy, Healthy Holiday Season (Chopra Center)
– For those doing the meal prep work, don’t forgot to check out the “Doing Something Special for Yourself” section! In fact, I’m going to even provide it below. I believe this is too important and too often overlooked- that those who take care of others often neglect themselves!
As you’re running from one thing to the next, it can be easy to forget that in order to care well for others, you need to take care of yourself first. Treat yourself to something special this holiday season, honoring who you are and showing that you are worth your own time and energy.
Try one of these kind gestures to yourself in the midst of the rush:
- Stop and buy yourself a favorite coffee or tea in the middle of errands
- Get home an hour early and enjoy a cup of tea or hot cocoa by a fire
- Try a fun, new restaurant alone or with a close friend
- Turn off your phone for an entire morning or afternoon (let your loved ones know ahead of time)
- Explore a holiday flea market for fun gift ideas
- Schedule a massage
- Get a pedicure
- Take a yoga or meditation workshop
11 Strategies for Getting Through the Holidays Without Weight Gain (Washington Post)
– For those who want practical, no-nonsense, simple strategies to keep hunger and wandering hands-to-mouth at bay, this is a good quick-read. The suggestions are simple. For example, one tip is to eat a little bit of something prior to your turkey day gathering. This is so you won’t be starving on arrival and apt to eat everything that doesn’t run off your plate! In fact, there is evidence that if you aren’t used to fasting, the “save up for one meal” approach could backfire. Other good tips include drinking water and loading
up on veggies!
9 Ways To Avoid Holiday Season Weight Gain (BrainMD)
– For those who want some additional tips from a brain expert, this article is for you! After all, our brain is what makes us follow through with healthy food choices, when it’s balanced! Below is one of my favorite tips. It’s a good reminder to enjoy the moment!
Try to remember that the holiday season is about more than just food. Make socializing, rather than food, the focus of the event. Next time you go to a holiday party, make it your goal to have a conversation with each person and take time to admire the decorations. If there is entertainment, be sure to enjoy it.
8 Tips to Keep Your Clients Following Their Nutrition Plans (the NDDC)
– For those who want the emotional aspect and a doc’s perspective on what works, you will love this one!
Thanksgiving Meal Makeover: Ingredient Swaps to Make Your Holiday Healthier (Chopra Center)
– For those who want a healthier Turkey Day this year and are overwhelmed with details, check this out!
Supplementing for Success
–4 Tips For a Happier & Healthier Thanksgiving & How Genuine Essential Oils Can Help – okay, this is my blog from last year, but it offers some additional digestive advice so you can keep your tummy happy if a little indulging is on your list…
Check out my homepage for more resources, tips, and recipes for a healthier, happier,
saner holiday season!! Many blessings and gratitude to you all!