Holiday season and Christmas festivities are well upon us, and with the big day fast approaching (where has this year gone?) it’s so easy to become consumed by the copious amounts of delicious food and drinks on offer. For some, this in an incredibly exciting time, however for others, the endless and overwhelming supply of food can be stress-inducing and bring about feelings of anxiety.
Regardless of how you feel around this time of year, being a little more mindful and intuitive around your food choices is probably something we could all do better at. Plus, it’s a great tool to help us feel more in control and at peace with what we do and don’t decide to eat.
To help you do so, we have created our top 5 tips on how you can practise being more mindful around food. But before we get into that, let’s take a step back to learn more about what mindful eating is and why as a relatively new approach to eating it gains so much positive attention.
Eat, Enjoy, Drink & Be Merry this Christmas! 4 tips to enjoy this festive season without the guilt.
Now that December has arrived, it’s time to bust out the Christmas decorations and officially kick off the festive season! That means enjoying end of year work parties and summertime get-togethers before Christmas lunch even rolls around, not to mention the inevitable Boxing Day brunch, boozy New Year’s Eve celebrations and the hazy days that follow before we return to reality in January.
While the festive season should definitely be enjoyed after a year of responsibilities, deadlines and ups and downs, a month of untempered excess will make it a lot harder to start the new year feeling fresh. By enjoying food and drinking consciously this Christmas, you’ll avoid the sugar crashes, hangovers and mood swings that inevitably follow the excesses of summertime’s many celebrations.