5 Post Holiday Reset Tips
Holidays even get the best of me sometimes. In our house we try to stay on track with eating balanced whole food meals, but…pie. Need I say more? Who doesn’t like pie and coffee for breakfast the day after Thanksgiving? If you say you don’t your lying and that is OK I won’t judge you for it.
That being said what really happens the days following the holiday meal can make or break your goals and intentions you have for your nutrition routine. Luckily the routines around food in our family are pretty set in stone but again…pie, and leftovers. This year I am pretty sure I ate my weight in gluten free stuffing and adding in that much processed starch into my gut did nobody any favors particularly my gut microbiome.
When we have days or weeks that give our typical nutrition routine a run for its money our bodies go through many ups and downs. One being weight gain, or worse blood sugar imbalances. In a study conducted on diets and after meal blood sugars in type 2 diabetics they found that a diet heavier in calories for breakfast moderate for lunch and lower for dinner provided better blood sugar control and reduction in cardiovascular disease risk.
So what does that mean for you or me? Well it is something to consider even if you don’t have diabetes that eating a larger breakfast and small dinner then not eating post dinner could provide better blood sugar control as well. I would say it means that I will work toward eating a good size breakfast and smaller lunch and dinner and see how I do over the next few weeks.
Are you ready for some tips?
Reset your goals for the season
Follow your 80/20 rule 100% enjoy the party days, but get back to your normal routine ASAP.
Eat a good breakfast the morning of a holiday event, or the day after.
Eat at the meal, and don’t have secondsies when you get home that night.
Don’t judge yourself and most of all enjoy this season.
Getting through the holidays doesn’t have to be difficult on your waist line or blood sugar. Just stick to a few key things and you can make it.
If you need some inspiration for what to bring to a party, or a work event pick up my new Holiday Shareable Meals ebook here