Healthy Holiday Eating

Easter is around the corner, can you believe it? We sure can't! Holidays can be stressful and temptation is everywhere. We are here to help you with all of it! Below are some helpful tips to keep you focused and on track.

Plan your day The key to not overindulging during Easter—or any holiday—is to have a solid game plan in place before you start your day. Plan ahead to ensure you can keep up with meal journaling and that you have phase-appropriate healthy mealtime and snacking options on-hand. The key to decreasing your likelihood to indulge in unapproved foods is preparation.

Offer to bring a dish If you are visiting family or friends for the holidays, offer to bring a dish everyone—including you!—can enjoy. A salad filled with vibrant and Ideal Protein phase-approved veggies (arugula, celery, cucumber, radishes, etc.) is a great way to ensure you have a healthy lunch or dinner option available, while also joining your loved ones in celebrating the holiday.

Concentrate on your food With all the distractions the holidays bring, it can be easy to grow preoccupied and slide from ‘mindful’ to ‘mindless’ eating. Mindless eating means eating food simply because it is there—whether you are snacking while entertaining family, or dipping into those sweet treats left by the Easter Bunny. To avoid the lure of mindless eating, take some time to enjoy your meals. Slow down and enjoy each bite, think about what and how you are eating, and you will give your body time to trigger your brain and tell it you are satisfied.

Reach out to your coach Sometimes, like the song says, we only get by with a little help from our friends. If you find yourself overwhelmed during a food-focused time like the holidays, reach out to your Coach for support and guidance. They will do their very best to be available for you and offer their support to you during this challenging time.

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