Christmas is gone, New Year’s Eve as well, but what’s left? A full stomach and a happy body with maybe a few pounds extra.
The first thing many people do after the holiday season is to regret about what they ate, they did or the exercise they didn’t do. Instead of accepting with gratefulness what happened and what they did, chilling and just start to get back to the routine slowly, they just think every single minute about what they did “wrong.” What’s done, it’s done, we can’t time travel.
One of the first things I want you to do is to stop thinking about the food you ate or didn’t eat. Thinking about it won’t make you feel better and it can be pretty bad for your emotional and psychological health. Remember, a healthy relationship with food is about not obsessing with it.
I want you to realize how much you enjoyed eating all the treats you like during this season and how happy you were by sharing amazing meals with your family and friends, remember that life is about moments. Something that you might not know is that most of our memories are built by smells, flavors and feelings, and food is all of that combined. Amazing, right?
Food is not a problem anymore when you stop seeing it as such. If you eat to live and not the opposite, I believe you will start being happier and healthier. What happens during holiday season is that we face all these emotions and endless opportunities for eating, like friend’s dinners, family lunch, leftover breakfasts, tea time with the girls, etc. Often, we find ourselves in a place with not exit, we just have to stay there, taste, chew, swallow and enjoy the moment, because, sometimes there is not other option, and more if there are leftovers from the day before and you are so lazy that you can’t bother cooking at the next day.
The good news is that this season only happens during a short period of time, so please don’t stress too much about losing those pounds too fast, because at the end of the day you really enjoyed those foods and the pounds were not gained from one day to another, right?
On the other side, we all learn with the experience. I think if you regret something you did, you might want to change the way how you do things the next time. So, if you regret because you ate too much chocolate during Christmas season this year, next year you might want to slow down a bit the chocolate to make sure you get away from the awful feeling of repentance. Something we must have in mind all the time is that balance is everything in life, and getting crazy and overeating during any season can be really harmful for our health and wellness. However, today we will be talking about how to reset your body and not about how to make sure you don’t overeat on Christmas season, that’s another topic.
Tips for after the holiday season:
I hope that you are ready to get back on track and start fresh this new year! I wish you the best of life for this new year to come! Remember, health and balance are the keys for a successful and happy life.