Your Quick Guide to a Well-Balanced Holiday
HERE'S WHAT WE'RE DOING THIS SEASON TO STAY PRESENT AND FEEL GOOD...AND NOT ONE TIP SUGGESTS SKIPPING DESSERT
Year-round, we believe joy is a nutrient. So, instead of feeling distracted by discipline and expectations this holiday season, relish in the present, the lessons learned, and the new you taking shape. Focus on how you can define these last few days of the year, and aim to make it feel expansive, abundant, and present.
Here’s what we’re doing this season to stay present and feel good... and not one suggests skipping dessert.
Bless your food. Before you dig into your nostalgic family recipe or divine charcuterie board, bless it. Pour all kinds of good love and nourishment into the meal, and then, thank your body. Trust it for being the strong, vibrant vessel that it is. It will make each bite taste all the richer.
Do not lean on rules. Rules are meant to be broken. And when these rules come to food, we set ourselves up for a night comprising of obsessions, guilt, and regret. When you’re eating clean the majority of the time, your body can handle another cocktail or slice of pumpkin mousse, and your mind is able to escape this trap of self-hate. For an extra bolster of support (for your physical and mental wellbeing), add the ritual of taking The Foundation daily packs to get all of your micronutrient bases covered, as well as omega-3 fatty acids which help to balance the hunger and satiation hormones, ghrelin and leptin.
Remember; there’s no strategy to obsess over and no rules to follow.
Stay hydrated. Sneak in key minerals and blood-building chlorophyll so that no day throws off your digestion or comfort. We like to drink large glasses of Beauty + Detox Water Drops throughout the week, to create inner balance and ensure we’re enjoying the flavors and festivities. We also double up on the Complete Probiotic Formula, as the digestive enzymes help to stimulate stomach acid and break down food efficiently.
Take deep breaths (and a pause). Not only before you walk into a room, but before you hit the table full of holiday goodies. Training the body to remember how to breathe deeply is the best way to stay grounded, and anxiety-free during this hectic season.
Have an alcohol aftermath plan. Before libations even touch your lips, try to take a B-complex to support your nervous system, and counteract wine or cocktails’ depleting effects. After you partake, stock up on PNS-supporting magnesium and if you can squeeze in a couple handfuls of leafy greens for fiber-rich support, all the better.
Boost dopamine through sound. If you’re experiencing holiday music fatigue, but want to flood your space with a groove—drop into the “Bright Lights, Big Yuletide” playlist. Take a moment to get into your body, get a little sweaty, and revel in a spontaneous living room dance party.
Above all, shift the narrative that “indulgent” foods could ever throw you off track. Stress and guilt is more toxic than any sweet treat in sight. Remember; there’s no strategy to obsess over and no rules to follow. Enjoy yourself, your conversations, and the loving energy surrounding you— in person and afar.
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