How to manage your ‘holiday cravings’…

Happy Holidays!!!

Now that Thanksgiving is over…time to detox a little (…or alot…) to get ready for all those Christmas Goodies.  This doesn’t have to be super intense but it would probably be good to have a plan….(smiley face)

I refer you to my “Eat 2 Heal in a Nutshell…’ post or my ‘Eat 2 Heal Plan’ for a detox plan. (Click to find)

This post, however, is about managing all those delectable goodies and treats that are sure to come your way during this Christmas season.

The holidays always throw a kink in my regular lifestyle of trying to eat less refined carbs and more good fats and quality protein.

Here are some hints to make it through the next 4 weeks a little easier

1.  Eat Less Refined Carbs —- 

  •  When baking, try to substitute more wholesome ingredients (like honey, maple syrup, nuts, seeds, coconut /almond flour, wholegrains, etc.) in place of refined carbs.
  • Limit your treat portion sizes to a ‘reasonable’ amount. Don’t eat it ‘just cause it’s there’…
  • Choose 2 or 3 days a week (preferably not in a row) to ‘splurge’ with your treats.
  • Keep your sweetened drinks (even fruit juice) to a minimum.
  • Consume low carb snacks (carrot sticks, celery, etc.) in place of refined snacks full of sugars.
  • Cut back on breads (I tell myself: ‘If you are going to ‘cave’ then make sure it is worth it…’)
  • Watch the starches – get veggies instead of potatoes or bread when you go out to eat…

2.  Eat More Good Fats —-

  • Extra-virgen olive & virgen coconut oil are good for you & help satisfy cravings
  • Eat eggs (boiled or cooked in butter)
  • Drink whole, raw milk
  • Avocados are also a good source
  • Avoid products that contain corn, soy, canola, safflower, or other processed oils

3.  Eat Good Quality Protein —-

  • Cage-free, pasture=fed eggs
  • Pasture-fed, hormone-free poultry & beef
  • Raw dairy products
  • Other sources: quinoa, chia seeds, lentils, nuts, tempeh. edamame

Read labels to help eliminate unhealthy choices. 

Avoid additives like sugar, preservatives, bad fats, etc.

(link about reading labels)

Hope you have a great holiday season

and enjoy Eating 2 Heal….

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