Welcome to November!

I can’t believe we are already one week into the month of November!  Let the Holiday Season begin. I’m definitely excited for the next few months because I get to see my extended family, partake in our family Holiday traditions, and spend time in the kitchen cooking all of my favorite seasonal meals.

I tend to get more calls, texts or e-mails from my family and friends during this time wanting to know what healthy foods they should be eating, what foods to avoid, what workouts they need to be doing, and the most popular question “how to avoid that Holiday weight gain!”. So I thought to myself, I bet a lot of people have these thoughts and questions running through their minds—why not write a blog post about this?

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First and foremost, the Holiday is a time to enjoy spending time with those you care most about and sometimes this is the only time you will see a loved one the entire year! I know that for many, this time can be extremely stressful trying to manage all the different foods and interrupted routines. The Holiday is not meant to make you feel guilty, deprived, or being hard on yourself! I’ll be honest, I’ve been guilty of feeling angry at myself for having that extra cookie or second (or third) helping of stuffing, but we are all human! I always think that I would much rather remember the laughs and good company I had versus feeling angry at myself for straying away from my usual meals.

I’m excited to share tips and strategies throughout the season and today I’m sharing 5 personal tips! My goal is to give you tools to help you enjoy your family, friends, and food without the guilt or the weight gain! Research shows that on average, Americans gain approximately one to two pounds during the Holiday season and tends to stick over the years. I want to help you see that you can have your cake and eat it too!

If you have something in particular you want to know please send me an e-mail or message me on Instagram!

Click below for my tips!

Trail Mix for the Sole’s 5 Tips for the Holidays!

 

 

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