This is the first Christmas in a few years that there are absolutely no covid restrictions, hooray!!!! So we really do hope you are spending your day with lots of family/friends and that you have a wonderful time. Remember, you have unconditional permission to eat, now and always. This is just a reminder, you don’t need our or anyone else’s permission to do so!
It’s what you do most of the time towards your goals that matters, so if you take a few days off you’ll still know what to do to get back on track. These holidays only last 2 weeks, so you still have the other 50 in a year to make progress. Just look at these two weeks as a diet break: instead of feeling out of shape and sluggish by the end of it, you are more likely to feel motivated to go again!
What we fail to remember sometimes is that food provides us energy and nutrients that are essential for a healthy life; but it’s also enjoyment which is just as vital for a happy life (mental health counts just as much as physical health!). If we don’t enjoy what we eat, we just won’t stick any plans in the long term. If eating some chicken breast and a salad while the kids go to town with roast turkey and potatoes makes you feel miserable, then maybe it’s time to reconsider your relationship with food as it’s too rigid. You are likely to eventually give in to the temptation and stuff yourself silly “because you’ve ruined it anyway!”. What if you were more flexible and had the turkey and potatoes in the first place? If that was your plan, you might not eat as much and just be more satisfied and happier.
It’s true that you might not lose any weight during the festivities, you might even put something on. But you know what?
THAT IS FINE!
You can get back on track with your weight loss plan at a different time (Click here to join our next aceTRANSFORM intake that starts on the 3rd of January! We are only starting 2 groups this Jan so get your orders in NOW to avoid disappointment!).
If you want to enjoy your food, but you don’t want to deal with the uncomfortable feeling of being too full and sluggish, here are our top tips for a mindful Christmas – remember, it doesn’t need to be a choice between feeling deprived or feeling full to the point of sickness, there’s an ocean in between the two!:
However you decide to handle your nutrition during the holidays, we hope you have the best possible time with your loved ones!!!
Merry Christmas from the aceTEAM.