Mindful Holiday Eating

Are you FEARING the upcoming 3 weeks, with the Holiday office party, the annual cookie exchange, an early Christmas get together at Aunt Dorothy’s, an all-day feast on Christmas day, etc.? You’ve worked so hard all year to maintain your weight and keep your blood sugar balanced, but you know that the upcoming events will present irresistible, delicious food temptations. Not to mention your friend’s awesome New Year’s party which most certainly follows just after you’ve recovered from your Christmas food coma.
My advice: DON’T DESPAIR.
Developing a PLAN and having the right
MINDSET can help you breeze though December and into the New Year.


First of all, remember that your brain is hard-wired to seek pleasure, and food often gives us instant gratification. It’s NOT simply lack of will power that gets you in trouble. Sometimes having a mantra or saying that you repeat to yourself frequently throughout the day can help curb emotional eating (and drinking). For example: “I choose to nourish my body with healthy food,” or “I can achieve anything I put my mind to.”

Here are 3 strategies to help keep you on track:

1. Drink a big glass of water 1/2 hour before the meal or party. The sensation of fullness in your stomach sends a message to your brain that it’s satisfied, and you’ll be less likely to overeat.
2. Use “food swapping.” If there’s a buffet, choose foods that are high in fiber (veggies) and healthy fat, instead of sugary foods that instantly raise your blood sugar, and then send it crashing down 1 hour later.
3. After the meal or first trip through the buffet line, make a quick visit to the ladies’ room to rinse your mouth and pop a piece of minty gum in your mouth. Then just drink WATER, and stay engaged in meaningful conversations.

For more great tips to stay in control and keep your blood sugar balanced during the upcoming Holiday festivities,
NOW is the time to develop your
PERSONALIZED  mindful eating plan.
You don’t have to DREAD the Holidays and
the cycle of over eating.

Let Karen’s 18 years of experience and her step-by step program help guide you through.

Click here to schedule your FREE 20-minute phone consult.

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