Eating REAL Through the Holidays

by June Kamerling on December 8, 2014

It’s been quite a while since I’ve written a blog post.  I had the writing/blog bug last year but I seem to have lost the motivation and right words.

I wish all of you reading this a very happy holiday, whatever holiday it is that you celebrate (or not) and a safe and joyful new year.
In thinking about food (as I usually do) through the holidays…there will be many temptations. We all know that.
The best advice I’ve been given is “If you’re going to eat out of your “healthy food” pallet, REALLY ENJOY IT!!  So, for the grazers and unconscious and emotional  eaters out there, maybe put a lid on it for now. Don’t fill your plate w/ a little of everything, fill it with the stuff you really, really love….whether it’s sweets or savories.
That’s my plan.images0ZDLN0W8

I’m heading to NY to attend a seminar and then spend the holiday with  my family and friends. I know that I will probably indulge in sugary treats…..but they have to be Paleo safe treats. ie: no gluten, soy, grains, legumes or dairy….so that kind of limits it for me. The part about all of that that makes it easy is that I don’t want to get sick and if I eat the above mentioned foods I will get sick.  On the other hand, there are MANY Paleo safe treats to indulge in and when I’m out of my routine, it’s much easier to give in to those temptations.  Once I have sugar, sugar has me!!

What about exercise? Well, I’ll be walking a lot. I always say I’m going to do a workout while I’m on vacay. But I almost never do…or maybe I do it once. I’m not going to plan. I can do a bunch of push ups, or tricep dips, or Pilates mat work at any time. Sometimes I think taking a break from an exercise routine is good for the body.
If you are away and out of your regular exercise routine, WALK and WALK and WALK. That’s all I’ve got for now.

I will be happy to report back in the next post.

 

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