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Nov 18, 2022

The holiday season is upon us! For many, this is often a time of indulgence. Celebration is good medicine, but it's hard to feel your best after loads of rich and sugar-heavy treats. Here are some quick suggestions to promote wellness at holiday parties:

  • Don’t arrive hungry. Eat a meal with protein, vegetables, and a healthy fat before you go.
  • Bring a dish to share, so you know you’ll have at least one healthy and delicious option
  • Alcohol:
    • Zero-proof options:
    • If you choose to imbibe:
      • Best option: Clear spirits like tequila, vodka, gin mixed with soda water and a squeeze of citrus
      • Wine: Stick to natural/biodynamic varieties as these have significantly less sugar and pesticides than conventional wines.
      • Stay hydrated: Drink one glass of water for every glass of alcohol you have

 

Indulge without going overboard. Don’t say yes to every sugar cookie that comes your way. Save your treats for something special. If you’re going to feel guilty for the next day, it’s just not worth it. Research has shown that people are more likely to continue to make unhealthy food choices if they feel guilty after having a treat, compared to people that do not have food guilt. So, if you indulge, savor it, enjoy it, love it, be grateful... and then move on.

While our friends and family mean well, often they don’t understand our dietary and lifestyle choices. Here are some things you can say if asked why you aren’t having pie/cheese/bread/etc.

  • “I feel my best when I avoid ______”
  • “I’m focusing on my health this holiday season”
  • “These choices are helping me heal”
  • Blame it on me! 😊 “Dr. Kat says I can’t have _____”

 


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