3 Things To Do Besides Eat Holiday Crap.
It’s the holidays. And no matter how hard you may try to avoid it, there’s a lot of crap floating around.
Forgive my crass language - but we’re all friends here, right? Let’s call it what it is.
Yes - much of it is tasty and delicious and veeeery, very tempting.
But a lot of it is also…crap. You wouldn’t eat it at any other time of year.
And a lot of it is in your house, in your office, on your desk, in the conference room, on the buffet table, and being passed around on trays at holiday parties.
The odds are stacked against you - but I know you can overcome, nay, thrive over the next few weeks.
Here, in no particular order, are some suggestions of things you can do besides give in to all the temptation. In other words, here’s…..
How To Not Eat Crap This Holiday Season.
1. Have some semblance of a plan in place. This can look however you want. You can plan out every single solitary thing you’re going to eat, or you can simply set some ground rules for yourself (no eggnog after 9pm, no sugar cookies two days in a row, follow The Rule of 9, etc). Give yourself SOME sort of guideline or structure so that you don’t go completely off the rails.
2. Remember to move. I get it. Sometimes, for whatever reason, you have no choice but to eat the crap. You were at a party or some other event where you couldn’t control the menu - but you did the best you could with all the fried, rich, sugary, buttery ‘stuff’. Good for you. Remember, though, that you can ‘undo’ some of the damage just by moving your body a little bit more - and you DON’T need a lot of time or space. Dance around. Go for a walk. Do some squats while you’re on the phone. It ALL counts!
3. Be in a group. I don’t mean a Girl Group or a Boy Band (although, how fun would that be?). I mean that study after study has shown that having the support of a group is a key factor in long-term health and weight loss success. You need a support system that will encourage your healthy habits - not just give you ‘permission’ to eat all the crap. Buddy-up with a friend or join my Healthy Habits Coaching Club - or both! You’ll have the support, accountability and, most importantly, the HUMOR to help you survive the holidays.