Psst… Guess What? You’re Supposed to Enjoy Christmas
Memories over measurements this time of year folks! Physical change is temporary but psychological change can be long lasting and lead to a more challenging time changing the physical. Permanent physical changes take time and too many people are getting caught up in the fear of weight gain around Christmas, rather than embracing this time of the year. That’s not to say your five-a-day consists of Terry’s Chocolate Oranges but allowing yourself to have those festive treats in moderation (or even slightly over) will have no lasting impact on your physical health; it could have a major impact on your mental health and relationship with food if you let it…
Has this ever happened to you?
It’s time to gather with your loved ones to celebrate and you can’t wait to tell them about your current accomplishment (academic success, new project, motherhood, creative hobby…) and to hear from them. You are proud of yourself and you really wish that your loved ones share that too. But...
It’s Normal to Eat More During the Holidays
We're often led to believe that eating intuitively implies stopping when we're full: it's false. Eating intuitively means that we're able to recognize that sometimes, we want to continue eating despite being full, and that we can allow ourselves to do it.
Skipping Lunch to Make Up for Dinner: A Good Idea?
This is a “technique” I’ve often heard, to my great dismay. Refraining yourself from eating on purpose to “make room for dinner”, i.e. trying to limit the calories ingested, is not a good idea.
5 Easy Steps to Not Gain Weight During the Holidays (or Not)
Enjoy the festivities with friends and family. Memories are much more precious than losing a few pounds.
Mindful Tasting Exercise (Dharana)
For me, the holidays are about a warm beverage drank next to the fireplace at my parents’ house. It is about comfort, rest time, returning to the basics. Let’s do a mindful tasting exercise with my cup of warm beverage.
C’mon, It’s Christmas!
“C’mon, it’s Christmas!” This sentence will probably resonate between our ears again this year. So, in order to avoid disappointing or upsetting the person who prepared the food, we agree to be served a slice of log or a second plate of turkey, just to please… “C’mon, it’s Christmas!” These few words, harmless as they are, wonderfully illustrate the delicate position in which we are put as we try to say no to the delicious sugar pie of an insistent auntie. Let’s face it, it can be quite challenging to stay connected to our hunger and satiety signals during the holidays. Finishing our plate is a deep-rooted habit and a…