For many of my clients, weekends can be challenging, especially at this time of year. There are weddings, graduations, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and a few other celebrations thrown into the mix that can add up to some real wellness challenges.
But the last thing I’d ever say is avoid any of these happy occasions. They’re a chance to come together and enjoy special moments. That’s what life is about, isn’t it?
Here’s the solution: make those special days AND your nutritional health work together! Go and enjoy those events and the people you have fun with, and while you’re there, choose your food mindfully. Here’s how to make it work:
- Don’t go there hungry. That’s right, make sure you eat your regular meals before you go. Don’t fool yourself into thinking you can “save” your calories. If you try to do that you’ll surely be hungry enough to choose the creamy pasta and sausage instead of the mix of spring vegetables and chicken kebobs.
- Sit down to eat. Whether you’re at an indoor buffet or an outdoor picnic, sit down to eat. You’ll enjoy your food more and you’ll also be more conscious of the experience of eating it.
- Chew chew chew. Do you inhale your food? If so, slow it down. It makes a world of difference in the taste and pleasure you derive from your food. You’ll also eat less.
- Make water your beverage of choice. You need it on these warm summer days.
So go and enjoy. Make the people you care about and the reason for the gathering the central reason for being there. You’ll wrap up your weekend with many warm memories and not the extra pound or two around your middle.
The energy boost comes from making good food selections and hydrating. It's as simple as that. Check it out and see how you feel when you follow the simple tips I've listed above
Start June on the Right Track
Need some extra help or a sympathetic ear? I’m scheduling complimentary (yes, free) phone consultations for this Monday, June 1. We’ll talk about your challenges to eating healthy and especially your goals. Phone appointments are available between 1pm and 6 pm. Don’t miss out one conversation that could change your life. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org