Seattle Hypnosis with Roger Moore How to keep holidays happySeattle Hypnosis with Roger Moore clients learn how to keep holidays happy and stay focused on on their weight loss goals. Holidays are tribal feast. They are special occasions with special foods and they are meant to be enjoyed. It is OK to enjoy a special holiday food at a holiday meal or event. Just don’t have pumpkin pie for breakfast, lunch and dinner for the next 3 days after Thanksgiving!

With Slender For Life™ hypnosis for weight loss you can have the power and wisdom to eat healthy at holiday celebrations and continue to your weight loss goal.

How to keep holidays happy

Nearly all of us grew up associating birthdays and holidays with special food treats. Visions of sugar plums, candy canes, chocolate coins, overstuffed turkeys, heart-shaped candy boxes and marshmallow Easter rabbits are inextricably bound up with our memories and family traditions. Plus those exotic, rich foods are all around us at those times, calling to us, seducing us, triggering lifelong desires for sugary highs. What’s a person to do? How do you remain a sane voice in a sea of insane behavior and too much temptation? You just do the best you can, one day, one cupcake, one eggnog at a time. And when you do succumb to an occasional snicker doodle, you tell yourself you’re simply human, you forgive yourself, and you cleanse your palate with a carrot stick! You don’t use one lapse as an excuse to eat every cheese-oozing hors d’oeuvre in sight.

That said, there are things you can do to be ready for the annual feasting season.

  • Be aware that stress can trigger cravings, so do whatever you can to lighten your load at that time of year. Plan breaks, pampering activities and carry healthy snacks with you to the mall.
  • Be different. You don’t have to bake four dozen pfeffernuesse cookies just because your mother always did.
  • Don’t sacrifice your sleep—exhaustion means you are more likely to overeat.
  • Watch your alcohol intake—lessened inhibitions can dissolve your real intentions. Drink two 12-ounce glasses of water between each alcoholic drink.
  • Find other ways to comfort yourself after emotional situations (which are often so plentiful during holiday times). A new sweater or golf club will feel much better than a raspberry cheesecake will feel thudding in your gut. Even better, distract yourself by visiting someone who’ll really appreciate it, perhaps an elderly neighbor.
  • Colder weather and darker days often fuel desires for empty foods. Redefine comfort foods as foods that actually make you feel better, not worse. Macaroni and cheese is not a miracle cure for anything.
  • Stay active, even during the winter. Dance with the dog! Couch potatoes eat potato chips—and all the other so-called foods that come in bags, cans and bottles. Don’t lose all the ground you’ve gained by setting aside your exercise plan just because the weather has changed. Try out a new gym. Go mall walking. What you do doesn’t matter—just keep doing something.

From Becoming Slender For Life,
second edition, pages 232 – 234


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