Have you been asking yourself, “Can I enjoy sweets throughout the holiday season?” The answer is simple: Absolutely! With balance, mindful, and deliberate indulgence, there’s no need to deprive yourself of the fun and festive treats that are part of the season.
Here are a few tips to help you navigate sweet-filled fun mindfully:
Set a limit: Decide on a reasonable amount of candy to enjoy without overindulging. Setting boundaries can help you savor your treats while not feeling restricted.
Timing matters: Time sweets and treats within a half hour of closing a meal to minimize blood sugar fluctuations. The protein, fat, and fiber in your meals help curb insulin spikes, ensuring a more balanced response to sugary indulgences.
Prioritize favorites: Instead of mindlessly sampling everything, choose the treats you love the most. This way, you can fully enjoy your treats without feeling like you need to try them all.
Stay active: To maintain a healthy balance, consider offsetting those extra treats with extra movement. Movement isn’t just for calorie burn, however. Exercise gives a serotonin boost, which helps with cravings and mood.
Balance the day: Incorporate nutrient-rich meals into your day to balance out the occasional candy treats. You’ll meet your nutritional needs while indulging in seasonal delights.
Personalized insights from your DNA can guide you in making informed choices about your nutrition and wellness. If you’re curious about how this could benefit you, I invite you to learn more. Book a call with me to explore how understanding your genetic blueprint can empower you to make informed, tailored choices for a healthier and happier life.