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Keep Calm and Crave On

Updated: Nov 19, 2023

The Holidays Are coming! The Holidays Are Coming! The season of overindulgence is upon us. If you're trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle, it can be tough to resist all the holiday treats.⁠ ⁠

But don't worry! There are ways to manage holiday cravings mindfully and enjoy the season without feeling guilty. ⁠

Here are 5 strategies:⁠

1. Identify your triggers. What are the things that make you crave unhealthy foods? Is it stress, boredom, or certain social situations? Once you know your triggers, you can start to develop healthy coping strategies.⁠

2. Practice self-compassion. Everyone gives in to cravings from time to time. If you do overindulge, don't beat yourself up about it. Just pick yourself up and start fresh the next day.⁠

3. Be mindful of your hunger cues. Don't eat just because the food is there. Ask yourself if you're truly hungry before you take a bite. If you're not sure, wait 10 minutes and see if the craving passes.⁠

4. Make healthy choices. When you do choose to indulge, make smart choices. For example, instead of having a whole slice of cake, have half a slice and enjoy it slowly. Or, instead of reaching for a candy bar, have a piece of fruit.⁠

5. Enjoy the season! The holidays are a time to enjoy yourself and your loved ones. Don't let cravings ruin your fun. Focus on the positive aspects of the season, and don't let food take center stage.⁠

Cheers to a festive season of mindful indulgence!⁠

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