Season of Thanks
I am thankful for so much in my life, and these three crazy kids are sure a big piece of that and drive my passion to help families live healthy, happy lives.
Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away. We should count our blessings all year long, but let’s face it, most of us are running around trying to get through the day and seldom sit down and appreciate all that we have.
This year, I am using an idea I heard to make a Gratitude Wreath
with my family. How fun is that? Have everyone at your gathering write what they are thankful for on a leaf and attach them together to form a wreath of gratitude.
Or you can make a fancy one like this
. . .beautiful! (But my house is full of kids crafts so I think I'll go the simple route this year!)
What an excellent way to kick off the busy holiday season. I will post ours on my Facebook page
, so be sure to like my page
to see what we end up with, and please share yours there as well!
3 Quick Tips to Getting Through Thanksgiving without Ending in a Food Coma:
Surviving the holidays, or Enjoying the holidays?
Choose only the foods you love and take small amounts of each. Don't take what you can do without (for me, that's mashed potatoes!). Enjoy the special meal and savor every bite. You can eat everything you love if you take small portions of each. Don't make any food you love off-limits and you won't feel deprived.
Enjoy your food slowly. Try to chew each bite a minimum of 10-20 times. Slowing down gives your brain time to get the signal you're full. If you are filling up but want dessert, wrap up the rest for later and save room so you don't get over-stuffed! The thought that we will never have this food again is what can lead to overeating. Tell yourself you can finish the small portion of stuffing tomorrow and stop before you hit overload!
Enjoy your company. While the food is usually the star, the holiday is about family and friends. If you put more emphasis on conversation, there will be less need to eat unconsciously.
To some, the hustle and bustle, stress and overabundance of alluring food make for a season to survive. Get through it without gaining too much weight and losing too much sleep.
What if the holidays meant staying cool and collected around the cookie trays and enjoying the season without straying from your goals?
If you want a partner who will give you support, systems and accountability to stick to your intentions and jump into the new year with confidence, contact me
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For those who like to kick the New Year off with a fresh start, I have a group program starting in January that will jumpstart your health for a fabulous year ahead. Watch my Facebook page for details!