The holidays are here and while this may be the most wonderful time of the year, it can be tough to maintain your healthy diet and normal routine. From Thanksgiving to holiday parties to Christmas and New Year’s, we’re surrounded by opportunities to indulge. While many of us may start out with good intentions, a slow slide feels inevitable, leaving us feeling BLAH by the time January rolls around.
The good news is, it IS possible to fully embrace and enjoy this time of year without sabotaging how we feel, both physically and emotionally. I believe the key to success isn’t necessarily what’s on your plate, but rather can be found in applying healthy mindset strategies promoting balance, awareness and complete food freedom.
1. Elderberry Syrup Elderberries are known for their high nutrient content and immune-strengthening properties. They’re rich in B vitamins, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, minerals and beneficial phytochemicals! Zayum! Elderberry supplementation has been clinically shown to reduce the duration and potency of cold and flu symptoms (1). I love the elderberry syrup pictured below by Cassie Green. […]
In today’s society, food and diet have evolved as sources of confusion and frustration for many people. What is meant to provide us a source of nourishment and pleasure now leads to feelings of despair and anxiety. There are many variables that have contributed to this negative relationship with food- like our impossible expectations for a perfect body image, constant comparison to others, or an exhausting pursuit to achieve perfect health. I recently finished a book related to this topic that made a significant impact on my own relationship with food. The book is titled “Nourishing Wisdom” by Marc David. Today I want to share my key takeaways from the book and ways I believe we can restore our relationship with food and establish a mindset that cultivates complete food freedom.
We have all been there. A big weekend with friends, a post-holiday slump, or maybe just a few days of unhealthy eating. Regardless of the reason, your body is likely nutrient-deprived, working to fight off toxins or experiencing inflammation.