Monday, November 19, 2012

Tips To Survive the Holiday Season

The holiday season can reek havic on our bodies, minds, and soul!  Don't let this holiday season pass like every other. Make a point to have a healthy, happy Thanksgiving.  I have made a list of my top ten tips to survive the holiday season!  Look over the list, make adjustments in your life and be thankful for everything that has gotten you where you are today!  

Feed your soul with primary food. Friends and family, physical activity, spirituality and a satisfying career feed us. Lack of primary food creates over-reliance on secondary, edible food. All the veggies in the world won't save you in the rest of your life sucks!

Drink water. Most people are chronically dehydrated. We often mistake thirst for hunger. If you feel hungry between meals, drink a glass of water before giving into cravings. Limit liquid calories from soda and juice.

Chew your food well. Digestion begins in the mouth. By thoroughly chewing your food, your body will better assimilate nutrients; you will also slow down your eating. It takes about 20 minutes for your brain to register that it is full. By slowing your eating, you’ll feel full and satisfied on less food.

Be patient. This time of year everyone is in a rush. Slow down and enjoy the season.  Smile it creates kindness!!  Relax. 

Eat breakfast. Skipping meals causes your blood sugar levels to peak and dip, affecting your energy and moods. It can also cause overeating later on because you’re so hungry.

Don’t try to lose weight. The holiday season is not the time to try and lose weight or go on a restrictive diet. Just focus on maintaining and enjoy the season

Get moving. Do any type of physical activity every day. Find movement or exercise you enjoy.  Go for a walk, play some flag football, stretch during commercials of your favorite football team’s game!

Sleep, rest and relax. When you are sleep-deprived or stressed, your body will crave energy, causing cravings for sugary snacks and caffeine as an energy boost.

Say “NO”. It’s ok to put yourself first. Don’t let the holidays create extra stress for you.  Stress is number one way to derail your health.

Get back on track.  After your weekend of family and holiday eats start the new week out with a healthy meal.  Do a 3 day cleanse or 6 day cleanse in between the two holidays. 

If you need support this holiday season staying on track I can help!!  My health coaching program is designed to give you support right NOW.  I will be your mentor and guide you to a healthy happier you!  I use a holistic approach.  Holistic Health and Wellness.  I also have a wonderful 3 Day Fall Detox Guide or you can join my 6 Day Holiday Group Cleanse from December 2 through December 8!  Call 561-578-9492 or visit my website Healthy Healing Habits for more details.  Tune in this Wednesday to WPBR 1340 AM for my next health talk between 10 and 11 AM. 

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