Here comes the holiday season and with it our favourite treats, food and festive drinks are everywhere you look.
Even the strongest willpower would have a hard time staying away and keep eating salads and veggies because you know… the summer is coming.
Instead every year on a dot, we let ourselves “enjoy” Christmas treats, and indulge in colourful spreads of shared teas and Christmas buffets followed by cocktails and champagne to calm our pre-Christmas and Holiday nerves.
There’s nothing wrong with this. Except.
For many of us, “letting ourselves indulge” … comes with feelings of guilt, discomfort and anxiety often resulting in binge eating episodes, when nobody sees us.
And then there’s a New Year and with it our chance to do better.
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For anyone who finds themselves struggling around certain foods, constantly re-gaining lost weight or fighting battles within their body this is the most vulnerable time of the year.
So here’s my little advice. From someone who used to binge through the whole Christmas period, jumping into every January Jumpstart detoxing and cleansing program I could find. Living the most wonderful time of the year like on a rollercoaster of emotions, resulting in many sleepless nights, social exhaustion and my body feeling awful for months after.
The only thing that helps is to make peace with food.
Sounds easy, ay?
Healing your relationship with food is a long but the most rewarding journey. Let me guide you through ONE part of this freeing path.
How you can stay BINGE-FREE throughout the Holidays? Follow these recommendations:
Never go to Christmas Parties hungry.
Don’t save up calories for later.
Plate your food - always put everything on a plate. Even finger food.
Balance your plates out with protein, carbs, fruit and vegetables.
Eat mindfully - taste what you eat.
Give yourself the permission that you can have as much as you like, anytime. Even after holidays. And mean it. Really mean it. Leave out the guilt, and the rules and promise yourself you can eat as much as you like if it still feels good.
Wear Comfortable clothes. (this one really helps)
And when January comes stay out of any programs and diets promising you to “jumpstart you back to your healthy self”. Do yourself a favour and move your body with joy, eat satisfying meals, let the “perfectionism” stay in 2023, and give yourself a break from “fitspo” social media.
Thank you for letting me guide you through this year and Wishing you Guilt Free 2024.
With Love Vera Prazak
FREE GUIDE FOR YOU HOW TO STOP FIGHTING WITH FOOD TODAY, 3-STEP GUIDE TO INTUITIVE EATING