𝐂𝐫𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫?
𝘏𝘦𝘳𝘦’𝘴 𝘮𝘺 𝘢𝘥𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘰: eat comfort foods.
Now hear me out, every year, around this time of year, I start to hear from my clients that they’re feeling less motivated, they’re hungrier, and they’re craving all the comfort foods & warm things.
And we automatically assume we need to avoid them.
𝐁𝐮𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐝𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐨.
Instead, here’s what I always recommend doing:
𝘍𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵 𝘰𝘧𝘧, stop beating yourself up or feeling guilty for your lack of motivation or recent progress. It’s normal. You’re not always going to feel motivated but you can always continue to take action.
𝘕𝘦𝘹𝘵 𝘶𝘱, fill up on options that will keep you full & satisfied but also give you that warm, comfort food feeling. There are plenty of ways to make healthier options of your favorites. Load up on things like healthy chilis, fall soups, all the crockpot recipes, even pumpkin and apples make for awesome healthy baking swaps.
High volume foods will be amazing right now to fill you up and keep you satisfied.
𝘓𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘱, (this one’s my favorite). 𝐀𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐮𝐚𝐥 “𝐮𝐧𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡𝐲” 𝐟𝐨𝐨𝐝𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮’𝐫𝐞 𝐜𝐫𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠. Instead of placing anything off limits or deeming things good or bad, shift your perspective. Decide which foods are really worth it, make them fit within your day, eat them mindfully and move on.
If you spend the entire season trying to avoid the Christmas cookies, I guarantee at some point you’ll end up with an empty plate of cookies in one sitting and a whole lot of guilt.
Instead, decide what’s really worth it to you, and enjoy it. Free of guilt.
𝐑𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫, 𝐋𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐥𝐭, 𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐰𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐦𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 → 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧.