Happy almost 4th of July weekend!
The celebrations are about to begin. Parades, barbecues, picnics, watermelon, fireworks, adult beverages, and probably a brownie or 12.
Enjoy your gatherings and do not obsess about the food. The more you tell yourself that you “can’t” have something, the more you want it.
Here’s a tip: instead of putting food restrictions on yourself, add a few more nutrient-rich foods to your life.
Consider enjoying that special food, in moderation and only if it’s amazing. In addition to that, have some type of salad, grilled chicken or other lean protein, and watermelon or fruit salad.
When you feel satisfied by treating yourself to something that you crave or really enjoy, it’s easier to eat the “good for you foods” as well.
Moderation is good.
Denial is the pits.
Creating a happy, healthy lifestyle in small increments is much easier than going on diet after diet and having a habit of “starting over” every Monday morning.
It’s About More Than the Food
As you gather with family and friends in the days ahead, keep in mind that your social health—your relationships—are important to your overall health.
Those who have strong, positive, relationships and bonds tend to thrive.
Hopefully the people you surround yourself with are supportive of your goals.
If you need a new strategy, let me know. We’ll figure out a plan together.
Blessings and love,
Health Coach Carol
“All great change in America begins at the dinner table.” — Ronald Reagan