I realize I’m a little late to the party with this one. Not being in Canada, it hasn’t quite felt like a typical holiday season this year. Nonetheless, I came across this great video clip yesterday about healthy eating during the holiday season. It doesn’t have the highest production value, but the tips contained in it are really good.
The take home message – Be more aware of the food you eat. Try not to put yourself in a situation where you’re eating mindlessly. It doesn’t mean you can’t indulge a bit. But before eating something ask yourself “Is it worth it?”. Can I be happy if I don’t have that second helping of dessert? Do I really need those cookies a co-worker brought in? Sometimes it will be. By no means should you swear off all your favorite treats during the holidays, but if you focus on increasing your awareness of the food you’re eating, more often than not you’ll probably recognize that you just don’t need it.
Frankly, if we followed this approach year round, we’d all be a little better off.