Don't Be A Stuffed Turkey! (Special Promotion)

The holiday season has long been known to be a time of tradition. Many special traditions involve family, friends and celebration, but even more involve food. For someone struggling with problematic eating, food addiction, attempting to lose weight or change eating habits, the holiday season can be an especially difficult time. Events that should evoke emotions of fun and celebration, are often met with dread and anxiety by those that feel they may lose control.

During this holiday season, stop the diet and try a new and different approach to managing eating behaviors.

1. Correct Distortional Thinking - Distortional thoughts are beliefs we have which only bring us back to a place we don't want to be. Thoughts like: It's just one time a year....  I'll start my diet for the New Year.... This is the ONLY time I can enjoy Pumpkin Spiced Lattes, so better drink as many as I can!  Having these types of thoughts creep into your mind can easily derail you from your bigger goals of attempting to be healthier and not binge or overeat. To combat these thoughts, we work on a strategy called Thought Stopping.

2. Minimize and Manage Stress Levels - Stress is often the emotion that tends to send us into a tail-spin of making poor choices for our health and well being. When we're stressed, we feel out of control, rushed in our routine and like we just can't handle ONE MORE THING. When we feel overwhelmed during the holidays, we tend to control the things in our life that demand the most attention - busy Christmas shopping, scheduling ALL the events, traveling here, there and everywhere, juggling stretched budgets and still trying to take care of LIFE. The problem is, when we're trying to stay in control of everything else, we tend to slack on other areas -- unfortunately that's usually ourselves. Self-care and taking time out for ourselves is the thing we put LAST when everything else is crazy. Sometimes, this translates into our health goals, managing our binge eating behaviors or saying TO HECK WITH IT in working on making healthy changes.

3. Plan Ahead - Having a plan about how you're going to manage difficult situations can be one of the single, best ways to prevent a binge episode. Having a plan doesn't mean you won't experience cravings or urges to binge, but it does mean you'll be better equipped on how to respond to cravings.

4. Support System - Have you ever mentioned to your family that you're trying to lose weight, stop overeating or just simply make some healthy changes - ONLY to have them turn around and tempt you with delicious foods? Many people don't understand the difficulty in trying to maintain these changes, ESPECIALLY when there is an abundance of food. Eliciting a support system which understands the difficulties you may face may be most helpful in making changes for your eating behaviors during the holiday season. Explain to your friends or family members your goals and ask them to support you. In the Happy Healthy Holiday program, we will be discussing specific dialogue and examples you can use with your family to help them understand.

5. Focus on the Reason for the Season - From Halloween to Valentines Day, it may seem like there is one celebration after another featuring food. So many times we may say to ourselves, Well, it's just once a year.... as we have a plate of seconds or another piece of Grandma's Apple Pie for breakfast. But really, it's MORE than once a year. Food is a central focus from the candy and treats at Halloween, smorgasbord at Thanksgiving, Christmas Dinner, an abundance of alcohol at New Year's and all the way to decadent dinner and dessert for Valentine's Day. Something that happens just "once a year" actually happens 5 times over the course of 5 months. And it's not limited to just those 5 times... We tend to use EVERY occasion as an excuse to not get back on track with our health goals, having distortional thoughts like, No use in trying to eat healthy now, the next holiday is just a few weeks away, what's the point?

Do you need help with addressing these areas?

In the Happy Healthy Holidays (completely online) program we will be addressing ALL of these issues and more. If you're the person that has made progress towards goals and you're TERRIFIED you might relapse during the holidays -- then this program is for YOU. If you're wondering how you can possibly enjoy food, when you constantly feel like food is the enemy -- then this program is for YOU. If you find that you are constantly stressed to the max during the holidays, which in turn, leads to eating ALL the holiday cookies -- then this program is for you.

Program Begins on October 29th. 
Choose STUFFED TURKEY rate to register for less than $19 a week!
(Ends October 27th @ midnight).



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