I know this time of year can bring up a ton of food issues—from the overwhelming food choices to the fear of holiday weight gain to the stressful family gatherings, it’s easy to fall into unhealthy mental patters, and to deprive, or binge, or to get anxious and frustrated with yourself for whatever reason.
But this year you can bring a lot more consciousness and self-kindness to the holidays.
Stress causes a vicious cycle of eating that wrecks havoc on your life and your weight-loss efforts.
Thanks to an increase of the stress hormone cortisol, anxiety not only intensifies emotional eating, it also increases your cravings for fatty and sugary foods, makes you insatiably hungry, and slows your metabolism way down.
* The ONE thing you need to do to easily manage holiday stress and anxiety.
* How you can shift from self-sabotage and worry to inspired and good-for-you action.
* How to set yourself up for success and ease in the New Year—no dieting, restriction, or self-hate required.
You’ll receive an introduction training video, a downloadable action sheet, inspirational affirmations, live Q & A chats with me, and access to the Holiday Support Group, a private Facebook community—all for FREE.
Learning how to manage stress is the greatest gift you can give yourself this holiday season—and it takes less than five minutes a day!
Click right HERE to join the Holiday Self Care Program now.
I always say that the secret to my long-term success is… SELF CARE.
And the funny thing is when I first heard the term “self care” many years ago I thought it was just about getting massages and manicures. But really, it’s about a lot more than that. A WHOLE LOT more. And now I practice self care (yup, it’s a practice… and the more you practice the easier it gets) on a daily basis.
Self care is simply showing up for yourself with respect and kindness on a moment-to-moment basis. It’s how you talk to yourself, how you treat yourself, and yes, how you feed yourself.
And the more you act like you’re worth it (and BTW, you are SO worth it!) by taking care of yourself, the more you enhance your self esteem, the more your fears subside, and the more you feel driven to care for yourself. Plus you have much more energy and love to share with others. It’s a win-win-win!
Food is a seriously important part of self care. In fact, one of the BEST ways to love yourself is to provide your body with nutrient-rich foods that make you feel your best.
My own relationship with food has changed drastically over the last 10 years (you can read my story here), and I’m so thankful for that. So today I’m sharing another super-helpful and super-awesome real-food resource and cookbook with you…
100 Days of Real Food
Created by the lovely husband and wife team Jason and Lisa Leake, this fantastic website will help you eat, well … more real foods!
Real foods are those that are unprocessed, unrefined, whole and fresh, and free of additives, colorings, flavorings, sweeteners and hormones. They’re as close to their natural state as possible.
And when you eat real foods (rather than highly processed ones) you’ll notice that you just feel SO MUCH better, as these are the foods that provide your body with what it needs to function at its best. Eating has gotten so overly complicated, and it really doesn’t have to be.
While there are no hard and fast real food rules, 100 Days of Real Food has a great list of good-to-eat foods that I just love…
Their FREE 100-Day (or 10-Day) Real Food pledges require following their basic (above-mentioned) real food practices, and it will give you a true sense of what it’s like to go back to eating whole foods.
I’m so honored and excited to be the nutrition expert for another Skinnytaste cookbook, Skinnytaste Fast and Slow!
I’ve been working on this cookbook with Gina Homolka (the talented and big-hearted creator of Skinnytaste) for the last two years, and I can tell you with certainty that you will LOVE these recipes. They are exactly what good food should be – healthy, nutrient-loaded and (most importantly!) deeeeeeelicious.
If you pre-order Skinnytaste Fast and Slow BEFORE October 11th, Gina will send you a FREE 42-page bonus pack with a 4-week dinner plan using recipes from both of her cookbooks and her blog, an updated pantry list, a weekly shopping list, an early look at a few of the recipes from the new cookbook, plus the following 3 new exclusive recipes that you will never see anywhere else…
Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Bowls with Cilantro Lime Quinoa
Scallop Tostadas (my favorite!)
Veggie Pearl “Couscous”
Just pre-order the book from your retailer of choice and submit your proof of purchase here to automatically download the bonus pack.