#1: A HEALTHY PERSPECTIVE
Don’t give up before you even begin or make excuses because of the “season”. Every little thing adds up – both positive and negative. Dump the “all or nothing” attitude that encourages you to overeat simply because you had one or two treats. Focus on Progress over Perfection and give yourself grace when you go off track. In the human mind, the most dominant thought wins. So, if you are constantly thinking about food…guess what will happen? If you want to transform your behavior, you must transform your thinking. Start by giving yourself new, healthy thoughts as you face each day’s temptations. Tell yourself, “I am quickly satisfied by small amounts of special treats or other indulgences.” Listen to our healthy self-talk CDs or write your own positive messages and read them to yourself. This will keep your mind focused on new thinking and behavior.
#2: PLAN YOUR INDULGENCE DAYS
You won’t feel deprived and frustrated if you plan one or two indulgence days into each holiday week. That doesn’t mean that the entire day is off the charts over-indulging at every meal or snack. It does mean that you incorporate some of your favorite foods into special occasions and have an exact plan of what and how much you will eat.
#4: REDUCE YOUR CALORIE & CARB INTAKE
Ideally, plan to be grain and sugar free on your non-indulgence days. However, you can have up to one tablespoon of organic honey or pure maple syrup – ideally in one of our tasty grain free “treat recipes”. We are confident they will keep you satisfied! By decreasing your calories and starchy carbs most days, you can “afford” to have 1-2 “planned indulgence days” each week in moderation. Ideally try to eat 200-400 less calories per day and keep your total carb intake below 175 grams.
#5: EXERCISE DAILY
Exercise energizes you and of course burns calories. Try to get a longer workout before your most “dangerous” celebrations. It increases the release of your “feel good” hormones which helps you feel more motivated to exert self-control.
#6: PLAN & PREP FOR SUCCESS
Have a specific plan for each special occasion. Decide beforehand what you will eat and what you will avoid. Keep your home and work stocked with healthy, satisfying foods and snacks. We have lots of grain free and low/no sugar recipes that will help you stay on track in our EAT LIVE THRIVE DIET book and on our website at: LeanHealthyAgeless.com Also, be sure to put special treats and food gifts out of sight until the times you have planned to both serve them and enjoy your pre-planned ration of your most favorite things.
#7: JOIN SURVIVE & THRIVE HOLIDAY CHALLENGE
On November 21, join other like-minded women who can help hold you accountable during this season of “great temptation”. Our twice weekly live Zoom coaching will equip, motivate, and inspire you to stay on track and perhaps even lose weight like Sandi, Jenny, and many others! LEARN MORE
THE SIX-WEEK CHALLENGE INCLUDES:
- Live Coaching 2 X per week (recorded)
- 4 Weeks of menu plans
- Free 30 Count Original Lovidia (value $35)
- Strategy for boosting health and weight loss
- How to plan moderate indulgence days 1-2 times per week
- Holiday Recipes & food alternatives that keep you satisfied
- Team Accountability using our customized phone app
- Prayer support & perspectives
- Christmas Devotional & Planner (Digital Download)
- Holiday Healthy Self-Talk Download
- Surviving the Holidays Equipping and Inspirational Video
- Eat Live Thrive Diet book (optional)