The holidays are upon us once again and wooo buddy, there's a lot of noise right now. People telling you HOW to create the perfect guilt-free holiday menu and the best workouts to burn off ALL those calories. There are the warnings about not "going off track", "what to do when you fall of the wagon" or "have ruined everything you have worked so hard for all year long" – ya'll spoiler alert – this is not how it works!!
I have been there, the holidays can certainly bring up feelings of fear and it can trigger concerns that you will be sent into an unending spiral after one indulgent meal or that in one day you can undo all of your progress. Then of course, there is the other extreme, the binge eating, the feelings of scarcity, the removal of responsibility and the urges to eat things that you KNOW will make you feel bad – just because it's "one day". In both extremes it's important that you recognize you are giving up your power.
The most important thing to remember is that YOU are in control. You hold the responsibility to make the choices that are right for you. Whatever those may be. There is no right or wrong answer or some perfect formula for how to do it all correctly. But, if you can slow down, listen to your intuition and remember that YOU hold the power to choose what is worth it for you and what isn't. From my own personal experiences, with that realization and in knowing that ultimately I get to CHOOSE what I want – comes an incredible amount of relief to just navigate the holidays like any other day.
Join Cristina Curp of The Castaway Kitchen and I as we have an honest conversation, where we chat all about how we navigate the holidays, we share some of our tips on how to avoid the extremes and not letting it all go to shit after one meal or being so extreme in your approach that you feel stuck, restricted and resentful that you aren’t even present at your holiday celebrations. We chat about creating new traditions, navigating the questions from (usually) well-meaning family and loved ones. Most importantly we want to remind you to stand in your power, to take responsibility, to own your choices and reframe the narrative. Ultimately we want to remind you are the one in control, not the food, not your family, not traditions or the holiday - YOU!
This should be a magical time of year, where you deserve to relax, enjoy yourself, to be happy and merry while you celebrate old traditions and create all new memories!!!
SHOW NOTES & REFERENCES:
Grab Cristina's book Made Whole
Download the Holidays Made Whole FREE eBook
And of course, as always, we finish the interview portion of the show with a fun game of Would You Rather? and stick around for the wrap-up with my producer hubby, Mark!
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