Avoid Poor Health During the Holidays

This is the time of year when the holiday spirits are high and we’re filled with laughter, cheer and excitement. Along with all those great feelings come a desire to indulge in foods that also make us feel good inside. Poor eating habits between Halloween and the New Year typically cause us to want to go on a diet & exercise binge come January. Our lives and friends and families lives are filled with resolutions to vow to eat healthy and exercise like crazy until we lose every pound we’ve gained. And in usual manner, we falter and are unable to commit to that resolution even after 1 month of it being declared. This season, consider taking a more proactive approach.

You are what you eat. We’ve heard that time and time again, but what does it really mean? I think we should take it at face value and come to the realization that if we eat junk, our body will be junk; if we eat healthy, our body will be healthy. That doesn’t just mean our physical body, but also our mental and spiritual bodies. They’re all connected. This year, when you go driving to see the beautiful holiday lights, instead of grabbing a traditional hot chocolate, try one made with organic cocoa or carob. There are lots of tasty natural options to choose from on the market today. In addition, maybe skip the marshmallows or don’t use as many if you can’t resist. 

Consider taking superfood supplements. It’s an easy way to implement healthy eating habits in your diet while still allowing you to indulge in the foods you love. Remember, good eating habits are always best, however, if you’re not able to apply them because you’re living a busy lifestyle, then healthy organic superfood supplements are the way to go. Adding supplements to you & your family’s diet can greatly improve your health sometimes in the most unexpected ways. A couple of great all around supplements to start with are moringa and turmeric. They’re both so nutritionally dense that they’ll aid in both healing your body and improving it’s condition.

Another option is to include healthy sides or main dishes along with traditional ones. For example, if your family typically doesn’t have a green vegetable salad, include one in your menu this year. You can either make your own salad dressing by adding extra virgin olive oil, apple cider vinegar, Himalayan pink salt & black pepper to taste directly to the salad then mixing it or purchase a healthy refrigerated option. On days when you know you’ll be gathering with friends and family instead of a full breakfast or lunch, replace either meal with a super healthy smoothie or large salad. In addition, you can add healthy superfoods to your dishes without altering the flavor too much. In most dishes, you can add some sea moss to help increase the nutritional value. Sea moss is known as the superfood of the sea and is easy to implement into your diet plan. It was used during the Irish Potato Famine as a major food source because of it’s superior nutritional makeup.

So if you’re concerned about gaining the typical 10-15 holiday pounds this year (on top of the 20-25 COVID pounds you may have already gained), then consider being proactive and nipping that additional weight gain in the bud. Remember, Hippocrates, the father of medicine said “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be they food.” I hope you enjoy this holiday season with friends, family, good cheer and healthy living and eating!