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Holiday Intuitive Eating

holiday intuitive eating

Holidays can add even more pressure than the already normal everyday stress that can lead to overeating. So it is easy to veer way out of control with emotional or stress eating patterns towards the end of the year. Then add in the collective intensities of 2020 and well.. it has been a powerhouse year of challenging our balance which again can tip the scale to poor eating and lifestyle habits across the board.

There are a lot of wellness trends that are extreme in dictating dietary perfection which makes many people quit a healthy holiday diet before they even get through November. Restrictions such as you're not supposed to ever have sugar or you're not supposed to ever have carbs, fats, grains and so on. We're here to be able to enjoy everything and yet gravitate intuitively to what our body actually requires for our own unique wellness equation.

If you feel restricted or that you don't have a choice it is not likely that your plan will last long term. One suggestion is to consider going flexitarian. This allows you to pick and choose from many different diet plans to find what your own specific constitution benefits from most. A flexitarian allows the right mix of say vegetarian with some fish or chicken or whatever feels like a useful addition that the body may be reaching for from time to time. This allows you to develop your own intuitive body connection while also not feeling wrong or bad for not being too extreme.