Healthy Holiday Guide to Avoid the Three O’s
Should I…shouldn’t I…that is the question when presented with a platter of irresistible goodies…
Yes, it’s that time of year again…your will power will be tested and your pants may get a little tighter…but does it have to be that way???
By all means, enjoy the time with your family and friends….be merry and cheerful…but also be healthy.
Santa makes a list and checks it twice, why shouldn’t you? Seriously, planning is your ticket to success.
Get picky…don’t eat it if you don’t like it. Instead of saying you don’t like it, or you are watching your waistline…just say you aren’t hungry…no one can argue with that.
Bring your own treats:
Raw Chocolate Rum Balls– to be posted Nov 24th so you will have to wait a bit!
Do what’s realistic and what you love
Not into writing Christmas cards…give someone a call
Don’t want to bake…don’t or pick something simple
What can you do before the holidays – Freezing food, wrapping gifts etc. so that you have time to enjoy the holidays
Sleep – no sleepy…no nicey…we all need sleep and if you aren’t getting enough you are going to be crabby…so get some shut eye.
Move Your Body – I know the craziness of the holidays makes this one a toughie…but no excuses…plan it into your life right now and treat it like the most important “do not miss” event!
Shorten your routine and increase the intensity.
Find a friend to walk with
Stretch and breath
Build your IMMUNITY
Sugar and junk food will destroy your immunity…throw into the mix a lack of sleep, movement and an added dose of stress and BAM…you are down for the count.
As Dr. Susan Wilder suggests, avoid “The Three O’s” –- over-idealizing, over-scheduling, and over-indulging. Trying to keep up with the Joneses, neglecting sleep and chill time, and overdoing everything are a prescription for unhealthy holidays. Make and take time for yourself to chill, do right by your body and engage in active experiences with people you care about.
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Tanya Morrison has been in the Health/Wellness and Fitness Field for over two decades. She is the creator of the Busy Mama Detox which is a 12 week program that runs in January, April and September of each year. To find out more about this life changing program check out the testimonials and information at www.busymamadetox.com. Tanya also teaches many different classes at Move Your Body Studio in Bobcaygeon, www.moveyourbody.ca and has written Healthy Snacks for Kids, Get the Skinny on Skinny Jeans & Living Vibrantly with Raw Goodness – Your Guide to Juicing & Blending. You can get your PDF copy here
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