Eating healthy at the holidays is a challenge for everyone. And most of us “slip up”, at least a little.
So, you’re not perfect? Here are some tips to help you get through the season healthfully.
- If you know that you are going to attend a dinner or party where there will be plenty of temptation, eat something in advance so that you don’t arrive ravenous. It is easier to exercise good judgment when you are at least partially full.
- When travelling or visiting other people’s homes, bring a few things of your own. Whether it is a package of nuts, your favorite gluten free cereal, or a teabag, having your own favorite tastes with you can help you resist overeating or drinking the wrong things.
- Explain your health needs in advance. Letting your host know that you can’t drink soda but have some tea with you, or that you are unable to eat gluten but will bring a package of your own crackers will prevent misunderstandings.
- Think about how difficult the next few weeks will be if you “throw caution to the wind”. If you have diabetes, ulcers, gastric reflux, irritable bowel syndrome or other issues, remind yourself that it may take you weeks to get back on track if you aren’t careful now.
- Don’t beat yourself up if you do mess up. If you go off track, take care of your health issues as best you can and vow to do better from now on. Beating yourself up adds stress, which increases cravings and creates a vicious cycle. Just go forward.
Have a safe and healthy holiday season!
Alexander Chiropractic – Spring Texas
We Educate & Create Wellness.