How to stay healthy during the holidays.
First I’d like to say this is my favorite time of year. I love everything about the holidays: decorating, listening to Christmas music, family gatherings, presents, AND the yummy food. But, I know it can also be an immense source of stress. For that reason, I wanted to offer some of my favorite tips to get you through the holidays, sanely!
Here are simple tips to stay healthy during the holidays:
1. First, use sugar alternatives. Honey, maple syrup and stevia are much better options than cane sugar. The good news? They go well in brownies, cookies and cakes. For instance, good ‘ol Google will help with the ratio of swapping them out for sugar.
2. Second, choose fruits over desserts. Fruits are a sweet and a healthy alternative to desserts. If you feel like having cake or pie, then grab some blueberries or another sweet fruit FIRST. Afterwards, reach for what you really want.
In short, hopefully by then the natural sugars in the fruit will have helped to curb those cravings AND you’ll settle for a small piece of apple pie or cake.
3. Importantly, BREATHE!
Yes you know the thing you do unconsciously that keeps you alive. Clearly, I’m talking about 1 min deep breathing a day ( breathe in fill up your lungs and breathe out). Without a doubt, you can do it in the car while waiting to pick up the kids from school or your in-laws from the airport, in line at the grocery store, in bed before dozing off, washing the dishes, etc… ANY TIME.
Simply do it. Equally important, if you want to do more than 1 min per day, feel free to do so.
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Lastly, I’d love to hear from you in the comments 👇🏻👇🏻 which tip did you like ? Or if you have different tips for me, let me know❤️