As we are close to the big holiday season just a short blog from me this week. Many people over-indulge in both food and drink at this time of year and then beat themselves up afterwards. I think it is time to break the cycle!
First choice, get a plan and give yourself permission to feast at the big family meal and then balance it with healthy eating in the days around it. Remember that exercise can also help you balance over eating but will not totally compensate unless you run a full marathon!
Second choice, relax for the week and then get back with the programme afterwards. Accept any over indulgences and return to healthy eating.
Third choice, really go for it and keep stuffing until you are so full it hurts. Then make sure you write down how your body feels afterwards, get graphic! This might sound a bit strange however people who are naturally slim are constantly checking in with their bodies to see how they feel. Those of us who in the past have struggled with our weight have tended to ignore our body’s messages and may have even tuned them out completely. By writing down your experience and remembering it you can start to reprogram yourself to listen to your body. When you do this you will naturally stop eating at a point that is healthy for you.
Whichever choice you make, one of the above or one of your own enjoy the holiday season, be kind to yourself and others and I’ll see you the other side.
With Seasons Greetings from me, Joe and our two dogs Buck and Remus. As you can see from the picture, they are happy to help out!