I’ve noticed with my people that one of the most impactful things I’ve experience is the way my clients have dealt with the holiday food through the years. I see that they’ve managed their choices and portions better each year and now they are having an enjoyable fulfilling fun family times with no regrets.
I see that many of my clients can now look forward to the holidays and are not dreading the times when those huge meals are set on the table. They can show their kids and family that the meals don’t have to be a source of stressful choices and they can lead by example when it comes to those holiday gatherings. These happy eaters have come to know that they don’t need to be victims of social festivities and that these can be times where families can share memories. Those funny stories from days past, dad falling asleep in the chair and the children playing in the yard are things that my friends can look forward to and holidays don’t need to be about the roasted potatoes.
Here are some tips that I have given them through the years.
- Eat your normal meals, get exercise to make yourself feel good about yourself, start your day out right.
- Offer to bring lo-calorie dish or appetizer so you have something to munch on.
- Serve yourself 2 spoonfuls of each item you really want and try not to let the food touch each other.
- Enjoy the company and savor your food and don’t go back for seconds.
- Enjoy your favorite beverage but don’t go overboard.
- Enjoy that small dessert don’t go back for seconds
I guarantee 2 hours later you won’t be feeling regret and your holidays will be a time to remember.