My 5 Top Healthy Holiday Tips
You’ve made your mind up. You’ve made the decision to indulge in things over the holidays that you don’t normally eat. And some of your choices may be downright “unhealthy.”
It’s all good.
You can indulge smartly.
As much as I help my 1:1 coaching clients level up their get healthy game, I firmly believe that “we zig and we zag” in life — that there are times in life that we deviate from our every day level of commitment to accomplish what we are most committed to… and just “cut loose,” and have fun! We zig and we zag.
Hans Christian Anderson said it best, “Enjoy life. There’s plenty of time to be dead.”
And, if ever we are going to break from our “standard” healthy approach to eating and life, I know full well that the holidays are the time, so I created a short list of my top 5 healthy holiday tips, to help you balance out your commitment to be healthy and indulge.
PREPARE. Drink a green juice in the morning is my first recommendation. If you don’t have a juicer, or just want something more satisfying, make a green smoothie. The green will help quell the inflammation you experience from those top 5 inflammatory foods you may choose to indulge in, sugar, dairy, coffee, wheat and, yup, alcohol. AND … eat a big salad before your guests arrive, or before you arrive to your holiday dinner. You may not deviate “too” far off your healthy track if you fill yourself up with greens before your dinners.
PLAN. Choose ahead of time what your “cheat” will be during your holiday dinners. By choosing ahead of time, you will feel empowered, rather than reactive.
INSPIRE. Bring something healthy with you to “inspire” and turn your family and friends on to your healthy recipes, especially if you know that healthy choices will be limited. Here are 2 ideas, Holiday ‘Nog, and Raw Bark, that I know 100% will NOT disappoint. I promise.
CLOSE. Complete your day with Cleanse Your Body Tea or Probiotic Lemonade. You can even offer this to your guests — they’re a perfect delicious “warm” beverage to help you digest, reduce inflammation and cleanse your cells
Holiday celebration is about family, friends and special times together, it doesn’t have to be solely about food. But whatever you do choose to indulge in, whatever you do choose to zag with, I hope you enjoy every single bit, with beautiful memory-making times together!
Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Blessings and wishes of vibrant health and soaring energy to you and yours always!