Six easy tips for a slimmer, healthier YOU over this holiday season!
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016
By The Health Coach Is In....
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6 EASY TIPS FOR A SLIMMER, HEALTHIER 'YOU' OVER THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!

     Okay... the holiday season has definitely started with super busy schedules, a bounty of food, glistening lights, family, friends, office parties…. And well you get the picture.

BUT WHAT ABOUT THE WEIGHT GAIN AND GUILT THAT COMES WITH ALL THIS WONDERFUL TIME?

 IT’S BAD ENOUGH ‘OLE SAINT NICK' PUT ON THE BELLY FAT.... DO YOU HAVE TO, TOO?

UGH!

 ABSOLUTELY NOT!

      Splurging and gaining weight between Thanksgiving and New Years, simply put, has become a national pastime. Year after year people pack on the pounds and for some the weight stays on permanently, but you don’t have to be a part of that.

     With a little no-how, you can satisfy your desire for traditional favorites and still enjoy a guilt-free feast at every party and every family gathering.

 AFTER ALL, BEING STUFFED IS A GOOD IDEA ONLY IF YOU ARE THE TURKEY!

 SO HERE ARE 6 EASY TIPS FOR A SLIMMER YOU THROUGH THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!

 1) SHIFT FROM A MINDSET OF WEIGHT LOSS TO WEIGHT MAINTENANCE

     With so much going on and so much extra temptations during the festive holidays, this is a good time to just strive for weight maintenance, instead of weight loss.

     Slow eating and relishing in every mouthful of delicious food, is one of the easiest ways to enjoy your meal and feel satisfied with one plate full of food and prevent the overeating.

     Breathe between bites. I know you've heard this before, but it truly does help boost your metabolism, so breathe between your bites and chew your foods well. It will help you absorb the nutrients, from the glorious foods that you eat, and help prevent those out-of-control cravings for the gobble, gulp & go holiday treats and nibbles!

 2) EAT A MORNING MEAL

     While you might think it makes sense to save up for the "Big Meal" (I was so guilty of this), eating a small meal in the morning can give you more control over your appetite later on.

     Start your day with a small, but satisfying morning meal (eggs and whole grain toast or oatmeal, flaxseeds and apples) so you won’t be starving when you arrive at your holiday gathering.

 3) DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME OR CALORIES ON FOODS YOU CAN HAVE ALL YEAR ROUND

     Before you fill your plate, survey the table and select reasonably sized portions of your holiday favorites that come around only once a year, like Grandmas to die for sweet potato casserole or Uncle Rueben's the best in the west apple cinnamon Latkes.

     Enjoy your traditional favorites and stop when your 80% full! Then jump up and go help out with the clean up, instead of going back for seconds.

4) GO EASY ON THE ALCOHOL

     Don’t forget those alcohol calories add up, so have your cocktail, wine or a wine spritzer and then between alcohol drinks enjoy your favorite sparkling water. This way you stay hydrated, limit alcohol calories and stay sober, too!

5) FOCUS ON FAMILY AND FRIENDS

     The holiday season is NOT just about the delicious bounty of food. It’s also a time to celebrate relationships with family and friends. Be completely in the moment with your them; ask questions, listen intently and focus on their conversation.

     The Main Event should be family and friends socializing and spending quality time together, not just the food.

6) KEEP ACTIVE

     “Eat less, Exercise more,” is actually the winning formula to prevent weight gain during the holidays.

     Increase your steps or lengthen your fitness routine between Thanksgiving and the New Year. On the day of your feast, take a walk earlier in the day and also after the big meal. This is a wonderful way for families to walk and talk and enjoy their time together. 

     THE BOTTOM LINE IS; you are the one who gives yourself permission to have the best time with all your relatives and friends exactly at the weight you are right now. 

     You just need to be the one who decides this and with these tips you can stay where you are, this holiday season, and then when it's over continue on to reach your weight loss goal.

THERE’S NO NAUGHTY LIST FOR HOLIDAY FOODS WHEN YOU’RE FOLLOWING THESE 6 EASY TIPS!

     Don't let this holiday be a Bah Humbug with your waistline, instead let my program 18-DAYS TO MASTER THE 'FREEDOM' OF INTUITIVE EATING guide you through this season, eating all the delightful foods you love and enjoy, with no remorse or guilt and still maintain or lose your weight.

     As you begin to listen to your body and give it what it needs, your body will settle into its natural weight, which is a place that will be very, very pleasing to you!

     Stop dreading the holidays, because of your weight! Don't delay another day to 'free' yourself from being a slave to food. Learn the skills to eliminate overeating, on the spot, without willpower or a struggle.

You have what you need inside of you to be who you want to be.

 With Love & Health

The Health Coach Is In

Dyan, NE CHHC

What festivities are you going to be doing this Holiday Season? Tell me. I’d love to hear about them.

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