“It’s not a diet, it’s called eating healthy.” -Anubha Das
The Holidays are upon us. With the weather changing and the Holiday season right around the corner, it’s common to not eat as healthy. This week at home and at work has been the start of it. Everywhere I turn there is candy or some sort of treat from post-Halloween. Yesterday I indulged quite a bit, ate some cupcakes and candy and at the end of the day I felt like crap. Well no wonder, if I eat like crap that’s what I deserve. This morning I decided to try my best to limit myself during these next two months. Now, I have no plans to stop eating good stuff when it’s Holiday time but there is one thing I like to do around this time a year and that’s Intermittent Fasting. It has it’s health benefits but the real reason I like it is because it makes me have boundaries of when I’m eating. Today I didn’t eat anything until 11 AM and was perfectly fine. Usually, I start eating at 830 and am already hungry again by 11. It truly is a big mental game for me. I know it’s not easy but if you can try to look as food as an energy source instead of enjoyment, it really goes a long way.
My other tip for helping with the Holidays is something I learned from a buddy and something I try to do year round. Limiting the mistakes is the key to success. What do I mean by that? Try your best to at least eat healthy during the week while you’re at work. Then during the weekends, try your best to at least have one healthy meal a day. Sure you may want a beer and a nice dinner but you can have it without much impact since you behaved for the majority of the week. At the end of the day, we all should strive to live a healthy lifestyle to feel and be our best. Less is more, less cupcakes will lead to more healthy living. Give it a try and let us know what you think. If you have any suggestions to help us eat healthy during the Holidays, let us know!
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Today’s decluttered item is a Yeti cup from Amalia. The lid has been leaking for a while now so she decided to recycle it. There is no reason to keep a leaky coffee to-go cup around so we got rid of it.