Did you know that people get really stressed out over the holidays? Of course you knew that. It’s almost like the words ‘stress’ and ‘holiday’ are synonymous.
So how in the heck are you supposed to stay healthy on top of that?
We all know how stress can be detrimental to our health.
Well, what causes all that stress? Is it expectations? Is it socializing? Is it getting along with people that you normally avoid? Maybe it’s just another thing to add to your already busy life. I want to encourage you to identify exactly what stresses you out about the holidays. Once you know what it is, it will be much easier to handle.
In the meantime, let’s talk about ways to nourish our lovely bodies instead of shoveling a bunch of everything into it.
1) Get your tea on.
Stay hydrated. Bring some fun flavors of tea and even a kettle to your gatherings. Brew away. Keep the tea party going all night! It’s a great way to curb your hunger and helps with digestion when you overdo it. PS: go easy on the milk and sugar if you must add something.
Hosting a party? Ask your guests to bring their favorite tea blends. ❤
Need some inspiration? Here is my favorite place for tea and other herbal miscellany: Mountain Rose Herbs.
2) Choose wisely.
Guess what? No one (I hope) is forcing you to eat everything. So exercise your power of choice and take personal responsibility. Eat the vegetable stuff first. Yup. I know you’re pretending not to hear me, but I said it. Eat the vegetable stuff first.
What does that look like? Fill up your plate with all the vegetable stuff – like the salad – eat it, and get the mashed potatoes later.
(I know what you’re thinking, “Aren’t mashed potatoes in the vegetable group?” Yes, but it doesn’t give you the full spectrum of nutrients that a colorful veggie dish would. In other words, eating only mashed potatoes will leave you craving more food in an attempt to find those missing nutrients.)
Fill up on the colorful veggies first, beautiful. See what happens.
That is a picture of my Thanksgiving plate last year!
Thank you for reading. I hope that you find these to be easy and actionable tips. If you have any questions, reach out to me. I’m easy to find.
Love and Laughter,