Here are 3 Ways to fine-tune your empowered eating skills this holiday season:
1. Lean into your values to set your intention for the season.
Mine is joy and giving myself permission to enjoy this season. You may be here… or maybe you do have a goal you are working towards. And in that case, you will want to value your handwork and commitment you have given to your goals over immediate, and passing satisfaction.
Or maybe you are working on recovery from an eating disorder, in which case you will need to lean into your value of recovery more than the immediate comfort you find in hiding or avoiding holiday foods. Whatever you lean into values looks like for you the important part is that you define it.
If you need help with this- this is one of the first modules in Food Foundations! Now is the time to get started because you can skip right to the values based goal setting module and set your intention while it is on sale!
2. Let go of attachment to perfectionism.
Again! This is what we have been training for! The empowered eating model is try, learn, grow, repeat. There is no right or wrong way. So while you may have changed the foundation of your relationship with food, some old patterns may still be there. This means we are going to mess up.
For me and my intention, this means sometimes I may overindulge and eat too much. Like I did last weekend and felt ew! And my pants don’t fit the same and I don’t feel great. Old Jess would say see- this doesn’t work! You can’t let yourself let loose because this is what happens. Empowered eating Jess says- well! That was a bit too much, extra fiber and fluids tomorrow and I will know more (notice I didn’t say better) I will know more for next time. And that’s it.
3. Three Nutrition boosts to add today!
We can all agree, no matter your values, you will need some extra energy this season. 1) Hydrate 2) 1 veggie-based meal or snack and 3) Supplement with vitamin D and magnesium. My favorites are in my supplement store because I have specific recommendations for each of these… Please consult with your provider before implementing to ensure these are the right options for you!
Cannot wait to see you inside the Empowered Eating life!
Cheers, and happy eating!