Resurrection Sunday is upon us. As we remember the power of the cross and what that resurrection day means to us, let’s not forget the hard work we have put into losing weight and keeping it off! Celebrations are always a risky time for those who endeavor to carve out a healthy lifestyle. It is so easy to get caught up in the celebration of the moment and forget about our healthy life plans. Before you know it, we’re moving back to our old ways of eating.
Here’s a few questions to consider:
How do you navigate the holiday season without sabotaging your nutritional lifestyle goals?
How important are your emotions to your nutritional lifestyle goals?
How do you manage them during the holidays or times of special celebrations?
Emotions are powerful. They are described as strong feelings. They are complex. For the most part, we are not conscious or aware of how emotions arise in us and like a reflex, we respond to them without even thinking about it. Before you know it, you are over indulging. I want to encourage you to become more self-aware of what emotional trigger(s) might drive you to over-indulge: Sadness, depression, anxiety, excitement, joy, etc. Being self-aware will help you to identify those emotions and interrupt them before you act on them. Ask yourself, what emotion am I experiencing right now and is food the best way to answer it? Identifying those emotions and interrupting them before you act on them is important in maintaining balance in your emotions and will help you to be successful in maintaining your goals as you enjoy this season of celebration. It will require some work on your part but with the help of the Holy Spirit you can be successful.
Changing mindsets, changing appetites, transforming eating habits
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