The 假日s are in full swing!
Thanksgiving is my very favorite 假日. I absolutely love Christmas – but I love Thanksgiving even more because there isn’t any gifts or “stuff” to distract from the purpose of the 假日. And there is nothing I love more than cooking and eating good food with the people I love most.
But just as much as I love the 假日s, I hate all the 文章s and posts about “how to 保持健康 during the 假日s!” Like I haaatteeeee it.
Sorry to burst the bubble of no sugar pie and tofurky, but the 假日s weren’t meant to be 100% healthy.
The 假日s aren’t about saying no to dessert or controlling portions or working out to burn off such and such calories. And the 假日s aren’t about spending November to January doing 一切 possible to avoid some trivial weight gain.
The 假日s are about being with those you love, slowing down and enjoying the season, eating awesome food filled to the brim with love, and letting it just be that.
我们过多地关注了“unhealthiness” of 假日 food and weight gain—like how many healthier green bean casserole recipes and winter workout routines do you find on the internet? Really, if we begin to simply focus on taking care of ourselves, resting, loving on our friends and family, and serving others, then the food just becomes a way we celebrate and share this season with others instead of something we obsess over.
因为当你’重新照顾自己，享受与家人和朋友的时间，那么食物是’焦点。它没有’饱食暴食，内，因为“only once a year.”限制自己享受食物以及使自己生病而不能仅仅因为食物在本季节中的存在而分心。
Yes, eat some things 你不’t eat year round. But the important thing is to be intentional about what you’re eating – whether that’s pumpkin pie or steamed green beans, make a conscious choice to eat it. Eating mindlessly takes the enjoyment out of food and leads to self shaming and guilt. If you eat the pie, eat that pie. And if you eat the green beans, eat those green beans. Eat it with intention. The 假日s are 6 weeks, not six months. Eating homemade baked goods and some butter for a few weeks is not worth stressing over. 强调 will do more negative things for your health than a cookie.
仅仅因为它在桌子上并不意味着它必须进入您的嘴里。它’s not an all or nothing season. Choose the good stuff that is satisfying and pass on the stuff 你不’t care about – just because it’s there doesn’t mean you have to eat it because “it’s 一年只有一次。”
最重要的是，知道您可以吃这些食物中的任何一种 一年中的任何时候。 给自己完全权限。当我们划分食物时，就是我们倾向于陷入“我再也不会吃了”的陷阱，导致一盘又一盘地吃饱，然后您感到毛绒和毛茸茸的，现在您对自己感到生气和沮丧，而忘记了如何食物甚至尝到了。而且您告诉自己：“那根本不值得。”因为您不是在享受美食，而是在自动模式下 ’甚至没有意识到发生了什么事。听起来很引人注目，但通常如此。
你有吃饭的自由 任何东西 你要， 任何时候 you want. No food is forbidden and no food is good or 坏.
吃那个地瓜砂锅，因为它’s so dang tasty.
And enjoy every sweet second of this 假日 season.