When you think about Valentine’s Day, you are probably thinking about ways to shower your loved ones with treats and adoration on this special day. However, Valentine’s Day may also be a great reminder to practice self-love and self-care. These are practices that often go forgotten, but they can go a long way in improving your quality of life. In addition, self-love and self-care can help boost weight loss success. So, it’s worth reflecting on ways you can better show yourself the love and attention you deserve.
Why Self-Care Matters
Self-care can be defined in many ways. For some people it means taking time to relax each day. For others, it might mean indulging in a massage or a facial. Alternatively, it may simply mean getting a full night’s sleep each night. In general, self-care means dedicating attention to your own needs to help manage the stresses of daily life. Without this, you might struggle to get enough sleep or find time to prepare healthy meals each day. Thus, you may have more difficulty following a weight loss plan with any degree of success.
Along with regular self-care, you should make a practice of indulging every so often with special treats. Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to treat yourself, but you don’t have to disrupt your weight loss efforts with unhealthy sweets and high-calorie indulgences. Instead, try some of our ideas for healthy treats to help you celebrate without feeling any guilt later. Alternatively, if you are supporting a loved one who is working toward their weight loss goals, the following ideas will be the perfect way to show you care.
Healthy Treats to Share with Your Loved Ones
- Dark Chocolate
- Cacao Nibs
- Fresh Fruits
- Spiced Roasted Vegetables
- Heart-Healthy Nuts (almonds, cashews, pecans)
- Coconut Water
- Freshly Roasted Coffee
- Green Tea
- Herbal Tea (chamomile, peppermint, lavender)
- Sparkling Water with a Wedge of Citrus (serve in a champagne flute for an extra special presentation)
As you begin to practice more self-love and self-care, you will notice your positive energy extending to the world around you. If you need a little help increasing your positive vibes, Vail Medical Center and Weightloss can help. With our weight loss and healthy living coach on your side, you can identify the things holding you back from your goals and approach these challenges with a positive outlook. Call us for a free initial consultation at (520) 762-1557