The holiday season is a troubling time for many people, especially those struggling with weight, weight loss, &/or nutrition.
Perhaps you’re on a diet and afraid to ‘break it’.
Perhaps you’ve just lost a bunch of weight and are scared to gain it back.
Perhaps all of the emotional, social, & cultural baggage that comes with the holidays is frightening: family, parties, alcohol, temptation, stress, and much more.
Yet at the same time, the holidays are the PERFECT time to practice a different mindset.
One of self-love, rather than of self-hate.
One of ‘can’ rather than ‘cannot’.
Nourishment does not include punishment.
Yes, you want to eat healthy foods in order to be nourished. And also: get rest, enjoy time with family & friends, and even enjoy some foods that you love … which may not be the best to eat on a daily basis.
Nourishment does NOT include high levels of stress surrounding food, weighing & measuring everything precisely, or beating yourself up with negative self-talk for having one cookie.
This holiday season, take care of yourself and your family, and take comfort in knowing that it might be OK to actually gain a few pounds, when done with eyes wide open, and with the confidence that you can get back to more consistent eating as soon as you’re ready.