5 Tips to Thrive This
#1 – Enjoy treats you love
Overly restricting what you eat and living with an ‘all or nothing’ mindset can lead to emotional eating and/or binging.
Give yourself permission—guilt-free permission— to enjoy a treat or two and you’ll be surprised at how much more moderate your behavior becomes.
I strongly encourage you to fit treats into your macros (or include them in your diet if you’re not counting macros) because it takes away the idea that you can’t control yourself.
You CAN control yourself girl! You are not 5 years old. So don’t go acting like a little kid who’s parents accidentally left the tray of cookies on the table.
#2 – Move your body out of love
Exercise is the habit that unites all other healthy habits: those who exercise are more moderate in their eating habits, sleep better, drink more water and are less stressed.
So find a way to be active every day–don’t do it out of guilt or punishment and don’t do it to “earn” the right to eat.
When the kids are home, or you’re traveling—it can be difficult (if not impossible) to keep to your normal routine.
So REMEMBER: it doesn’t have to look or be a certain way.
Those of you who participated in the Sizzle found a way to get in those 30-minute workouts – you did it then, you can do it again. All it took was making the decision to make it happen.
Move every day, even if it’s just a 10-15 walk around the neighborhood.
If at all possible–fit in some strength training! It will help with your stress levels!
Those holiday meals and treats will be putting most of us into a calorie surplus (#memoriesovermacros right?)…
…but research shows that individuals that are involved in regular strength training gain less fat from overeating than those who don’t.
(Think of it like you’re giving all those extra calories a job to do: repair and build muscle!)
#3 – Hit protein and overall calories
If you’re counting macros this holiday season but feeling overwhelmed by tracking and balancing all three….
…try aiming for just your protein and overall calories instead of overwhelming yourself with all three and wind up throwing in the towel.
You’d be surprised the difference it makes only focusing on those two!
Protein is the most satisfying macro, so making sure get enough will leave you feeling more satisfied at the end of the day.
If you’re craving something sweet–answer it with a protein bar or protein shake! Both have a rep for being notoriously sweet–so that ought to kick (or at least dent) your cravings!
#4 – You’re in charge
Be decisive! Make a plan and stick to it–even if that plan is to give yourself permission to eat whatever!
Don’t eat out of guilt or stress. And if you do (which happens to all of us at times)…
…forgive yourself immediately, don’t dwell on it – get back on track the very next time you eat.
Take care of yourself–prioritize self-care, sweating, water intake, taking your vitamins, and quality rest!
#5 – Keep perspective
Enjoy yourself during this time of year but keep in mind that not every day from today to January 1st is a holiday.
So you don’t need to eat like it is. Eat well so you feel good and have the energy to actually enjoy the holidays.
When things go haywire, deeeeeeep breaths.
It’s alright. It’s not all-or-nothing.
You’ve got this.
You know what to do: just get right back to it.
If you’re looking for that extra push of support, motivation, and accountability in the New Year —
The 2019 Healthy You Challenge is it!
Let me push you around!
Lol – Just kidding, I’m not like that.
But what I am pushy about is this message:
You CAN do it and it doesn’t have to suck.
Join me and I’ll show you how to free yourself from the guilt and the 20-ton weight of over restriction in the New Year.