It’s the start of the holiday season, and along with it comes the flurry of parties, holiday gatherings, and family feasts. The holidays are full of occasions where you can’t control every aspect of the meal, often making healthy eating feel like a challenge. But, it is possible to maintain a pattern of healthy eating through the new year and it involves eating mindfully, and reflecting on what, why and how we eat.
Intuitive eating is an approach to food that promotes listening to your body, aims to take the morality and shame out of eating, and puts the spotlight on enjoying food. What does healthy eating look like when it’s connected to the healthiest lifestyle you can still enjoy? Read more about how to master intuitive eating during the toughest time of the year.
Let’s not forget that healthy eating should also include mental and social health. It isn’t just about nutrition, but also about enjoying food for pleasure and the social and psychological benefits of connecting over a meal. We couldn’t agree more that sharing good food with good friends makes healthy eating easier, and more fun.
Cheers to nourishing our bodies, minds and souls this holiday season!
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