I've been getting lots of emails from panicked people worried about holiday binging and weight gain. So, I thought I'd do a post to alleviate those fears and help you stay balanced. Here are 4 tips to say no to extra food this holiday 🙂

tips to say no to extra food

  1. Keep Your Blood Sugar Balanced

I will always have this as my number one tip for any "out of the ordinary" situation with food.

Make sure to always keep your blood sugar balanced. It's super basic, but super important.

Plan your snacks, don't go longer than 4 hours without eating, add protein to your meals, and keep yourself balanced!

This will allow you to rely less on willpower & discipline, and enable you to say "no thanks" much more easily.

  1. Only Commit To Things You WANT To Do

Usually those of us who’ve struggled with food are the consummate people-pleasers (*raising my hand, as this is something I continue to work on!). We don’t want to cause conflict, rock the boat, or disappoint anyone.

So we say yes to everything. Which then leads to being overbooked, overwhelmed, and overly resentment of who/what we committed to.

Look at where you can say no this holiday (politely, of course 🙂 ).

Can you let go of something that you don’t want to attend? Can you go only for an hour? Is there a way to find a balance between what you want to do and what your family wants you to do?

This can be challenging when you’ve always done something or it's a tradition to go to an event. If you don't go or do something differently, it goes against the grain of what people expect.

(But much of this letting go of dieting path IS going against the grain, so it’s great practice!)

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