Holiday Survival Tip #20: Re-gift the chocolate
“Christmas is a stocking stuffed with sugary goodness.” Mo Rocca
Re-gift? Are you joking? Okay, within reason. A box of Godiva’s new line in truffles is one thing but your fifth box of Russell Stover’s is another. Keep a little quality goodness for when it’s needed and donate the rest to a homeless shelter or food bank. Spread the cheer to those who don’t have as much. You’ll feel really good and look really good inside and out.
Holiday Survival Tip #21: Fat, fiber, protein at every meal.
Qué? One of the secrets to not overeating is to balance your nutrients. Does this mean counting calories, fat and carb grams? No. Making food about numbers creates food obsessives. Combining the right foods at each meal makes for a satisfied body and mind, and fewer cravings and overeating.
Aim for good fats (nuts, avocadoes, oily fish, olive oil); quality protein (lean meats, fish, organic eggs and legumes), and fiber (vegetables and fruits). For more information about balancing foods, give me a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holiday Survival Tip #22: Don’t give up when you get derailed
On December 13th you over indulge at a party. That’s it, you say. I’m done. I have no control. I may as well wait until January 1st. And since when did one little lapse make anyone a failure? Time to pick yourself up, stand tall and carry on. What would make you happier right now? Wandering down the path of self-destruction or picking up where you left off? Every little step you take now is going to take off the pressure on January 1st (we’ll talk about that later).