As we prepare to celebrate winter holidays with loved ones, it’s worth taking stock of the positive things in life to enjoy a fulfilling holiday without overindulging. As the year ends and you attend events with friends and family, take the time to find joy in celebrating together.
Celebrating Holidays with Loved Ones
We might put a lot of emphasis on gifts, holiday meals, and other material aspects of the holidays. However, what’s truly important is the opportunity to spend more time with friends and family. Instead of allowing your celebration to revolve around gifts, treats, and extravagant meals, take a moment to share positive words and moments of kindness with each other.
Finding Joy in Healthful Eating
One big challenge of the holiday season is avoiding the excess that can come along with big meals and parties. Cocktails, heavy meals, and seemingly endless dessert trays can wear down your commitment to a healthy holiday season and have you feeling guilty entering the New Year. However, you don’t have to forgo all the festive foods and beverages you love to stay healthy. Remember that moderation is key, and it’s much easier to achieve when you take a mindful approach. As you enjoy indulgent holiday treats, take the time to truly savor them and find joy in the experience of eating. And don’t forget to find joy in eating healthy foods that your body needs. Treating yourself doesn’t always have to mean splurging on dessert or going back for seconds. You can treat yourself with wholesome, healthy foods, such as a superfood smoothie to start out your morning on Christmas Day.
Here at Vail Medical Center & Weightloss, we understand that the weight loss journey is not just about your end goal. It’s about real lifestyle changes you can stick to, and that includes thanking friends and loved ones for being a part of our lives.