Feel Your Best this Season
As the weather gets colder and days grow shorter, it can be even more tempting to turn to food for entertainment or comfort. Once the holiday season begins, there are many opportunities for overindulging. The following tips can help you to navigate potential pitfalls and feel your best:
Distinguish physical hunger from emotional hunger. Is your stomach growling? Or do you want to eat because you’re surrounded by food? Or are you anxious, lonely, bored, or upset? Tune in and notice what’s going on. Then decide whether you need to eat or if there’s something other than food that would be more helpful.
Plan ahead. If you know there won’t be anything you’ll feel good about eating at that holiday party, have a substantial snack before you go or bring something that you would feel comfortable eating.
Practice good self-care. It’s easy to get off schedule with sleeping, exercising, and taking time for ourselves during the holidays. But all of these things will help us to feel more grounded and make healthier choices.
Never leave home without a healthy snack. Snacks like nuts, seeds, dried fruit, kale chips, and roasted edamame travel well. Keeping some in your car, bag, and desk drawer will make it much easier to opt for a healthy choice.
Hydrate.Thirst can actually mask itself as hunger. During the colder months, we often forget to drink as much. Add some fruit to your water if you want to “perk it up.” Make sure you’re drinking plenty of water, and try to avoid sugary beverages as well as too many alcoholic or caffeinated drinks.
Attend the webinar. This month be sure to register and attend the webinar, “Eating Through Celebration.” Before temptation gets to you, let this training help empower you to keep your food choices from sabotaging your health goals. A full description and registration information is listed in the sidebar to the right. If you’re unable to attend at any of the times, log on to the website at a later time to view the archived presentation.
Free Monthly Webinar:
Eating Through Celebration
Wednesday, October 18th
12-1 P.M.and 3-4 P.M.EST
9 -10 A.M. and 12-1 P.M.PST
The holidays are a time when many people find themselves eating to excess. Learn ways to avoid overeating at celebrations and explore substitutions for different foods and drinks to help keep your health goals intact during this busy season.
REGISTER TODAY! Space is limited.
- Click on the time you would like to attend from the selections listed above.
- Or click on “UPCOMING WEBINARS” from the homepage of the website and follow the easy instructions.
Unable to make it to the scheduled webinars?
We have them archived for your convenience. Log onto the website and click on E4 University at the bottom of the home page, then click on Webinars to search by webinar title.
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