The choice to DEPRIVE or DELIGHT yourself…
It’s the season of parties, eating yourself into a coma and cookie exchanges galore. Why does it feel like we have to choose between the either/or of torturing our physical bodies or denying them any fun during the most celebrated time of the year?
For 10 months out of the year, I am committed to a very healthy lifestyle. During the last 2 months of the year, I am equally committed to the exact opposite. It’s the only time that I eat and drink whatever I want without the worry of the carb, caloric or fat content. I usually pay for it with an extra 6 pounds… which is what I expect going in…but is it REALLY worth it?
You can have it… but do you really WANT it?
Even though I will grant myself several weeks of sweet and rich food galore, I usually can’t last more than a few days of excessiveness. No matter how hard I try to commit to an over indulgent diet of sugar, fat and alcohol— I end up caving.
Cheating on cheating.
I can actually feel my body pleading with me for a healthier selection of lean proteins and leafy green vegetables which usually results in my re-negotiating with it:
“Okay, fine. We’ll eat healthy for 2 weeks after Thanksgiving, but after that… it’s PARTY until 2016! No exceptions!”
Healthy Holidays are IN.
The reality is that over indulgence is never all that it’s cracked up to be.
Special occasion or not, our minds and bodies don’t function optimally when not fueled properly. What may start out as a delightful treat for your beautiful body may begin to feel like a punishment instead. Don’t be surprised when it fights back.
Celebrate Your Healthy Self
Instead of inflicting maltreatment to yourself during this time of year, why not honor it with nutrition and wellness? Everyone looks forward to their favorite holiday foods and treats, but with the right outlook and game plan, you can still enjoy them without the over-indulgence and self-abuse. In the long run, your mind and body will thank you.
On Today’s Show…
We’ll be preparing you for an equally healthy and happy holiday season with tips from health expert Donna Parker on how to survive the holiday temptations while maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Meet Donna Parker!
Donna Parker is a trained Well Coach, Certified Health Coach, a Certified Integrative Nutritionist and a Certified Nutrition Advisor. She empowers her clients to take charge of their health and well-being.
Donna loves to eat well. She knows first-hand that you can enjoy every bite that passes your lips and lose weight. No one, including Donna, likes having a muffin top peeking out of their yoga pants. Longevity and health depend on the right combination of nutrition, supplementation and exercise. Her years of research and study in the fields of integrative nutrition and Chinese medicine enable her to help patients create healthier lifelong habits.
Donna’s program, Sublime Body, Joyful Life is simple to integrate into anyone’s hectic lifestyle. She makes it so easy to decide what to eat, when to eat and the correct supplements to take that will support optimum health.
Based in the San Francisco, Donna helps busy people work toward a healthier lifestyle using low glycemic eating and nutritional supplements that result in increased vitality and health. Learn more…