|Bacon cheeseburger and sweet potato fries|
The key to having a healthy holiday season is keeping the same mentality as you do the remainder of the year. Hopefully it's something like this: Everything is permissible, but not everything is beneficial. Or: Everything in moderation. The former actually comes from the Bible, and I like it-- basically "I can do whatever I want. But not all that I want is good for me."
Stay Focused. What are your ultimate goals? Maintain a healthy weight? Run a marathon? Live a long life? Keep your eyes on the prize, not on the pecan pie. Eat or drink what you want at that holiday gathering, but then step away from the table. Don't throw up your hands after falling off the clean eating wagon and spend the rest of the holiday bingeing.
|5k in a Santa costume, anyone?|
Love Yourself. That's all. Once you truly find a love of an appreciation for yourself, then you can turn that outward and into the lives of the people around you. If you're not happy with yourself there's no one in the world who can make you happy. There's nothing in the world that will bring you peace until you make peace with yourself. I wish I could provide a quick and easy 3 steps to doing this. For me it begins with a relationship with God. He is love. The more connected that I am with Him, the more connected I am to myself and then to others.