Tastiest Thanksgiving Ever
(You get to enjoy it now and later!)
would like to remind you of three concepts that will help you
enjoy your Holiday season more AND improve your nutrition at the
When you eat, wheather
it is a snack or a meal, really experience your eating. Don't
just slide the food past your awarness. Instead, really SAVOR
YOUR FOOD! To read more about this concept check out the first
Rememer, they did invent Saran Wrap!
This seems silly to
say, but it is an important thing to keep in mind. You can
enjoy your food now ... and then when you are comfortably full,
you can wrap it up and ENJOY IT LATER TOO!
If you go through the
holidays thinking "This is the last time I will ever eat
this", then you will continually eat more than is comfortable
for you. I call this dysfunctional way of thinking 'diet
thinking'. Diet thinking causes you to overeat. There
is no need to be uncomfortable or overstuffed during the holidays.
You can both enjoy your food AND stop eating when comfortably
On these holidays especially,
it would be wonderful to feel your best. So please, enjoy
your food. When you are comfortably full, wrap it up for
Hunger is the Best Seasoning.
When I was a dieter,
I used to be either "good" during the holidays, or be
really "bad" and eat everything that was passed before
me. Even when I was "good" at the party or event,
I would find myself binging soon thereafter. It was like
I had been deprived and then rebelled when nobody was looking.
Actually, that is exactly what had happened. Even the idea
of starting to diet after the holidays causes binges.
Then I began to use
this next concept to really enjoy my holidays. (I also use
it for enjoying vacations.) I figured that one of the major
goals of the holidays or vacations is to ENJOY myself. I
wanted to enjoy my food more, especially during the holidays and
on vacation. So I aksed myself: "WHAT helps food
to taste the best?" "What could I do that would
really help me to enjoy my food more?" This answer
popped into my mind:
is the best seasoning!"
So I tried it.
I waited to eat until I was hungry. This sounds simple,
but it was not easy at first. I kept making mistakes and
eating before I was hungry. I had to practice and learn,
but gradually, I gained the skill. I got better at cultivating
my hunger. I became an expert at fine tuning my appetite
... wait "no,
... wait "no,
... wait ... almost
I am hungry.
Now I will eat.
the food will taste absolutly wonderful.
Try it for yourself
this holiday season. Let yourself get hungry, especially
during the holidays. When the tray is passed (or before
you put the tray out) you choose to say "no, thank you"
or to take some of that wonderful holiday treat. If you
take some, you can wrap it up until you are really hungry.
Put it away for later. Then,when your appetite says it is
the right time. When you are hungry, ENJOY YOUR FOOD.
SAVOR EVERY BITE. When the last bite is not as delicious
as the last, ask yourself "Why eat any more?"
You CAN enjoy your food now AND be comfortably full.
When I was
at Freedom Paradise earlier this month, I got a chance to practice
my skill of cultivating my appetite so that I could enjoy my food
more. People have asked me about the food on the trip.
It was wonderful. There are healthy foods and entertainment
foods. YOU can feel free to make the best choices for yourself.
is a great place to practice self-care and self-acceptance. This
trip makes a great gift for yourself or a loved one!
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you be well and take care of yourself!