The holiday season is approaching, and for many, this means countless gatherings and lots of festive food. It can seem both impossible and intimidating to stay on track with your health and weight loss goals, but I’m here to tell you, YOU CAN!
Below are my top 4 tips to stay on track during the holidays and continue to reverse your Hypothyroidism or Hashimoto’s.
1. Make a Plan
This is one of the easiest ways to remain on track during the holiday season. Plan your meals, and factor in those fun, festive events.
There are many different ways to plan: you can eat before an event, bring food with you, or prepare a Keto Girl dish for everyone. You can also choose to eat at the event and if doing so, keep your goals in mind and load up on those veggies with avocado!
2. Listen to your Hunger Cues & Use Non-Food Distractions
Pay attention to how your body feels. Do you have signs of hunger like a growling stomach or slight nausea? If so, honor your hunger and eat!
After eating, if you still want more, wait about 15 minutes before continuing to eat. Use non-food distractions like conversing with others, drinking water, and doing some deep breathing. If you are still hungry after the 15 minutes, add more fat or protein to increase fullness.
3. Thank & Ask for To-Go Baggie
Did your Great Great Aunt Gertrude make her signature holiday cookies?! Perhaps she is asking you to try one, but you’ve noted that you are indeed full?
Graciously thank her and state “I’d love to, however I’m very full. Could I take some to-go?” Better yet, ask for the recipe for double points!
4. Find Balance
You CAN reverse your Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s while still enjoying the foods you love.
PLAN your fun foods, and the treats you truly love. I always say… be a food snob! It’s always a good idea to practice mindful eating and truly savor the food you are eating. Eat slowly and be present, focus on the textures and the taste of food.
You CAN reverse your thyroid imbalance and enjoy your Holiday Season! You got this!