The holiday season summons two traditions that are better left alone: overconsumption and then guilt about that consumption.
Reign in Your Feasting & Toss the Guilt Out the Window.
Yes, your grandmother’s annual gingerbread cookies smell like Christmas and taste like heaven. Of course, your mother makes the perfect holiday sugar cookie and caramel apple pie. Never would you pass up Aunt Diane’s frozen apricot brandy slushies, Aunt Kathy’s homemade buckeyes, or Aunt Maryann’s triple-layer cookie bars.
An avalanche of health-chokehold-situations goes hand-in-hand with the holidays. The trick is to embrace the holidays while ensuring your health, mental and physical, doesn’t take a two-month nosedive for the umpteenth year in a row?
Solution: Simply ask yourself if the moment you want to jump off the healthy-choice-train is a photo-worthy moment.
Align Photo-Worthy Moments with Moments of Indulgence
Imagine you and your partner reach a monumental anniversary. You plan a trip, you book a flight, and you arrange for a sunset dinner. In this circumstance, you likely wouldn’t take a picture while you’re meeting with the babysitter to discuss your children’s routines. Nor are you likely to take a scrapbook-worthy photo while packing your suitcase and cleaning your kitchen.