When you start eating clean, even one meal or one day off track can make you feel totally bloated, lethargic and just plain gross...BUT it's the holiday season and we want to be able to eat a lil bit of really fun foods right!!!???
Desserts full of butter and sugar seem to be the worst for me… and I love my holiday treats!
That’s where recipes like this clean pumpkin pie are awesome.
This is another recipe I will be sharing with my nutrition clients....
Maybe, I'll share with you as well...stay tuned!😊
To share outside my nutrition coaching group, I need 20 pol to like, and share....
It's HARD you all! But let's focus on one thing at a time, k... And then celebrate it!
Today I wanted the rest of the chocolate..(hey, it's Tuesday and a half day.. ok...)
So, instead I had aa cup of chocolate peppermint tea.... it's SOOOO good and satisfiued that nagging sweet tooth.
But why not have the REAL chocolate Coach Pam????
Because I've been WHEELS OFF lately and need to get them back ON. I switched the want of a choice that would have been bad for me mentally, with a choice that makes my whole soul happy... all the little choices eventually lead to BIG results!
Now your turn. How did you turn the poor choice into a good one?
(I get my chocolate peppermint tea here...https://www.amazon.com/Republic-Tea-Peppermint-Chocolate-No-Caffeine/dp/B00TYPVRTA) ...
🎅🦃🍬🍫🎂 Ahh the holidays- food, stress, food, stress--- its a never ending cycle right!!??
🤷♀️Why DO we over eat during the holidays? (and this applies to EVERYDAY... not just the holidays...fyi) because for that we dont typically eat is EVERYWHERE!!
❤️ We celebrate with food- family gathers around the kitchen counter to bake together, we gather aroun the dining table to celebrate the holiday....
❤️we spend more time in social settings than normal and have less control over what is on the menu.
❤we recieve food as gifts. I know when I taught preschool, I was always given homemade treats. I usually threw them away because, well, I am a cookie snob, BUT those lil 3 year olds always wanted you to taste what they gave you.
❤️seasonal foods are in limited supple- I mean you dont have egg nog or sausage corn bread stuffing year round! (thank god! I would weigh 500lbs!) and scarcity equates to binging and over eating.
BUT the holidays are not ALL about food.
- they bring lots of stress-- too much to do, not enough time. For me- I have FINALLY , at almost 50, let go of the idea that everything has to be perfect....that was a HUGE stressor to me. And stress equals food binge triggers! - we are also more vulnerable to overeating and binging because we are tired, emotional and stressed more at this time of year than any other.
The truth is there is nothing wrong with letting loose and going a little crazy. There is nothing inherently wrong with eating pie and cookies and stuffing and wine and eggnog.The actual problem is how black and white it all becomes. How we start judging ourselves and panicking and deciding to just get it all in now before January 1st rolls around. That’s binge mentality, and it doesn’t get any better once you’re in binge mentality. Binge mentality feeds itself. It is the guilt/repent cycle. It is the black and white, good and bad, off the wagon/on the wagon. And it will not stop ’til you decide to stop the cycle.
Tomorrow in my nutrition coaching group I will talking to m y clients about 5 strategies to prevent holiday binging so they can easily and gracefully sail through the holdiays AND still maintain or reach your goals!
There is room for just 3 more--- Is that you? Comment below and lets chat about the deets! ...