Knowing how to handle the holiday goodies will help you bring in your new year feeling ahead, and not feeling you have further to go. These goodies will be appearing in many places such as the office, school parties, church gatherings, family gatherings, and checkout counters to name a few.
Feasting on holiday goodies can go on all season and get out of control, if you let it. Thanksgiving and Christmas may each only be for one day each year, but it is the time between these two holidays when it becomes easy to get off track with all the seasonal goodies around. This is a whole month of foods to navigate. Doing things to enhance our health can really be put on the back burner.
As you bite into a holiday goodie, notice the size. No matter the size, make it more than one bite. If putting a food on your plate, consider if it could be cut into smaller sizes. This would be such as a brownie. An inch by one inch can be plenty as you indulge in all the holiday goodies this season.
Savor it. It’s not a race to finish. Having a second or third serving will not make the first one taste any better than it already does, so slow down. A lot. While indulging in holiday goodies, remember that you are in control of the foods you put into your mouth. This can help you get through the moment.
Without guilt, you can enjoy holiday goodies. A small bite will satisfy you and you can enjoy other goodies as well and not feel any guilt afterwards.
Holiday goodies can be enticing, delightful and relished. Come January, instead of working to lose any additional weight gained and feeling guilty, savor the holiday goodies and you can continue on your journey of enhancing your health.