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Wellness Tips for the Holidays

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The holiday season is a time of joy, celebration, and, of course, feasts. While these occasions are a time to indulge, it's essential to balance enjoyment with mindful eating.

Here's a small guide to help you navigate through holiday feasts without straying off your wellness goals.

  1. Firstly, don't arrive at the party hungry. It's a common mistake to skip meals in anticipation of a grand feast. However, showing up famished often leads to overeating. Instead, have a protein-packed snack before the event to curb your hunger.
  2. Portion control is another crucial element. If there's a special delicacy you've been looking forward to, by all means, allow yourself to enjoy it. The key is to savor a smaller serving instead of overindulging.
  3. Remember to be mindful during your meal. Make it an event to relish the flavors and textures of your food, turning your attention to each bite. This practice aids digestion and enhances your dining experience.
  4. Prepare for the feasts by stocking up on supplements. Items like digestive enzymes and bile salt combinations can keep discomfort at bay and help you digest your meals to their fullest capacity. Alka-Seltzer Gold with no aspirin, available online, is also a handy supplement to alleviate bloating and GI discomfort.
  5. Lastly, communication plays a vital role. If you're comfortable enough, converse with the hosts about your dietary plans. If possible, contribute a dish that aligns with your eating plan. You could also have an accountability partner - a family member or friend who helps you stay on track.

This holiday season, you don't have to choose between enjoying your favorite foods and maintaining your wellness goals. With mindful eating, you can have the best of both worlds.