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Holiday Eating Guide

Navigating social pressure during the holiday season, especially when it comes to maintaining a healthy eating plan, can indeed be challenging. Here are some facts and strategies to help you stay on track:

  1. Set Realistic Goals: Understand that perfection is not the goal. Set realistic expectations for yourself during the holiday season. Allow for some flexibility in your eating plan.

  2. Communicate Your Goals: Share your health and wellness goals with your friends and family. When others are aware of your intentions, they may be more supportive and understanding.

  3. Plan Ahead: Anticipate social gatherings and plan accordingly. If you know you'll be in a situation with tempting foods, eat a healthy meal before, or bring a nutritious dish to share.

  4. Stay Hydrated: Sometimes, feelings of hunger can actually be signs of dehydration. Drink plenty of water throughout the day to help curb unnecessary snacking.

  5. Practice Mindful Eating: Pay attention to what you eat and savor each bite. Eating mindfully can help you enjoy your food more and be more aware of when you are satisfied.

  6. Seek Support: If you have a close friend or family member with similar health goals, team up for mutual support. Having a buddy can make it easier to resist temptation.

Remember, the holiday season is a time to celebrate, but it's also essential to prioritize your health. By being mindful, planning ahead, and seeking support, you can navigate social pressures and enjoy the festivities without compromising your well-being.

Sarah Eno Sarah Eno is passionate about supporting healthy lifestyle and mindset change. She graduated in Functional Nutrition in 2016. She has supported hundreds of individuals to a health-promoting lifestyle and believes that everyone has the opportunity to experience health. Sarah is a wife and mom of 3 boys. She loves cross-country skiing, yoga, her Peloton, and does fashion runway part-time.

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