As we close out the year, I know most of us are wooed by those incredibly nostalgic, mouth-watering, yet inflammatory-inducing comfort foods. So, I wanted to pop in to urge you to remain mindful through this very cozy season, so you can steer clear of the shame spirals and puddles of guilt.
No one wants that.
If you’re avoiding these foods to upgrade your health (and life!), BUT you’re anxious about how to stay on track through these potentially trying times, keep reading, because I’m going to share some power moves with you.
When you’re prepared for what’s to come, it becomes MUCH easier to navigate the terrain -- whether it’s the holidays, a social event or a casual get together.
Being mindful, especially during a season where indulgence is glorified and everything looks, smells, and tastes incredible, is essential. Unfortunately, the road to chronic disease - from autoimmunity to heart disease - is paved with sugar and refined carbohydrates. FACTS.
These foods are like a freeway that leads straight to insulin resistance, especially when given the right conditions -- being overweight and inactive.
Now, of course this isn’t going to happen overnight… hence “chronic” disease, HOWEVER, repeated behaviors become habits, so I encourage you to make the best choices for you and your long-term health and happiness.
At this point, “chronic disease” might be sounding a bit too intense for you… maybe you can’t even identify with that term, because it seems SO far removed from your current state of vitality.
But here’s the deal -- when we habitually indulge in sugars and simple carbs, it is wreaking silent havoc in all areas of our body:
In short… it’s silently damaging your body.
If you know your body is falling down this slippery slope, you’re not alone, BUT the sooner you give those beta cells a break, the better your chances of avoiding insulin resistance down the road.
Insulin resistance is related to PCOS, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, cancer, cardiovascular disease, fatty liver disease and more.
So, if you’re ready to steer clear, here are a couple power moves for you.
First, it comes down to MINDSET.
I want you to swap out the term “I can’t have that” with “I choose not to have that”.
It’s an immediate reframe that shifts you from feeling like a victim to an empowered goddess.
Second, having mindful meals is a GREAT way to bring more awareness to what you CHOOSE to put in your mouth, avoid overeating, absorb all those vital nutrients available to you and create a deeper connection to nourishment.
So, here’s the plan. I call it the 5 C’s:
There’s a saying that if you fail to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
So, go into the holidays with a plan!
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