To all my Nutritional Balancing Clients and Potential Clients who need a little support to get through the next few months:
It’s that time of the year again….The time of the year when we are tempted to put aside all the work we have done to achieve better health and resolve to try again in January. Today I want to share with you a few simple ideas that can help you survive the Holidays without losing sight of the most important aspect of life – YOUR HEALTH!
1. Here’s a few substitutions you can make for your Thanksgiving meal, or any special dinner, that will help you stick to your program:
- Substitute smashed cauliflower for mashed potatoes.
- Fill up on plenty of roasted vegetables and turkey so you aren’t tempted to eat the other “stuff”.
- If you simply must have stuffing or cranberries and other food not on your plan, eat a VERY small amount of them and avoid loading up on the stuff that is off limits.
- Avoid the sugary desserts, pies, cookies, and cakes that create MORE sugar cravings and upset your blood sugar.
- Send the leftovers home with friends or families who aren’t following the program so they are out of sight and out of mind.
2. Continue to take your supplements! This is the least you can do to retain some normalcy throughout the Holiday season.
3. Make the Holidays about people and relationships and less about food. Focus on connecting to those you love and less on what you can eat.
4. Eat before you attend a function so you aren’t tempted to eat food you are trying to avoid while you are there.
5. Share your goals with family and friends so they can support you. I have entire families on programs which makes all of this a lot easier. You may want to consider giving your loved ones a hair analysis as a gift. What could be better than giving the gift of health?
6. When you are dealing with combative people who don’t understand your program, don’t argue or allow them to upset you. Stick to your guns and do your own thing and respect their right to do the same. Education is the key to understanding and not everyone is ready to know what you do!
7. Try to stick to a normal sleep schedule. We all know that we make awful decisions when we are worn out and tired. The adrenals also suffer when we don’t get enough sleep. Taking care of yourself is the best gift you can give to you and those around you.
8. Be realistic with your schedule. Don’t try to do too much and find yourself exhausted by the end of the year.
9. Continue or start meditation to help reduce stress and keep you on track.
10. Don’t throw your program out the window on Thanksgiving until the Holidays are over. If you eat poorly on any given day, such as Thanksgiving, start over the next day. You do not have to abandon your program entirely when you get off track due to a special occasion.
Finally there is never a good time to start the program. We always have hundreds of reasons why we should “wait” and if you are not yet a client, NOW is the time to start. A simple hair analysis will take the guess work out of what you need to balance and detox your body. Don’t start taking supplements and “dieting” without knowing what YOUR body needs. I can recommend the right eating plan for you. I never ask a client to “diet” or cut calories but rather to follow the eating plan that will stabilize his/her oxidation rate. The supplementation program I recommend is designed just for you and based on the results of your hair analysis. EACH CLIENT IS GIVEN AN INDIVIDUALIZED PROGRAM. I help determine what lifestyle changes you need to make to heal your adrenals, restore health, and bring the body to optimal wellness.
If you are a client, I am here to support you. Please vow to DO YOUR BEST and contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
The Holidays should be a time of joy and celebration. Celebrate LIFE and HEALTH. Celebrate FRIENDS and FAMILY. Celebrate LOVE and PEACE.
Have a great Thanksgiving and Wonderful Holiday Season.