So, I know we just had Thanksgiving! But are you already thinking about food for Christmas dinner and parties and friends, and…?
Well, maybe you are and maybe you aren’t. But either way, Christmas is going to be here before we know it! And I want to help you be prepared to have a healthy holiday!
Well, part of cultivating health during the holidays requires more than well wishes. It takes planning and cooperation! (I recently taught a workshop on this topic and two sisters attended. They said it was most helpful that they were there together! They could plan and prepare with the things they learned from the workshop in mind!) So, get your family and friends in on the planning. The planning might even be the most important part! The execution will just be following the plan! Easy peasy!
So, what are some healthy options for a bountiful holiday meal? I’m so glad you asked! I have created an entire day of healthy recipes to take part of the stress of the holidays off of you! Want a copy?
All you need to do is send me an email requesting a copy! (And I’ll add you to my email list so you won’t miss out on any other amazingness!)
Here’s a sneak preview into what you’ll receive:
Recipes for Breakfast, Appetizers, Snacks, Lunch, Dinner, and Desserts!
One of my favorite is the Raw Chocolate Pomegranate Bark! Hope you enjoy!!!
Being as healthy as you can be takes time, perseverance, and knowledge. But it doesn’t have to be hard.
Here are 10 ideas for up-leveling your healthy:
Poop every single day
I know. I know. Poop is so terrible to talk about. But, it’s actually one of the most important things to help you stay healthy. If you’re not pooping every day then it’s fermenting and rotting in your gut. Then that ickiness gets absorbed into your blood stream. Even ickier.
Manage your stress
Stress is the number one cause of ALL dis-ease. Stress felt consistently can even alter how your genes are expressed causing sickness, disease, pain, weight gain, and sleeplessness.
Pesticides, antibiotics, and other chemicals put on our food sources cause our bodies to have a build up of toxins which cause tons of health issues. Choose organic whenever possible or use the Dirty Dozen Clean Fifteen list.
Pray and meditate
Praying and meditating reduces stress. Plus, the connection to God and learning to love and trust Him during life struggles will increase your faith.
Get good sleep
Your body detoxes while you sleep. If you’re not sleeping enough you will likely wake up feeling foggy brained, irritable, and of course exhausted. The left over toxins build up over time and cause more dis-ease in the body.
Move your body
Exercise does so much for not only your physical body but your emotional well being too! Movement releases feel good endorphins that keep us happy and obviously help our muscles too!
As we age we play less and less. We get more serious. Play allows us to feel lighthearted and enjoy life more.
Invest in your relationships
Multiple researchers have found that happy, healthy people have around 3 to 5 strong relationships that are nourished often, or daily. Cultivate relationships with people most important to you.
Drink spring water
Tap water contains a number of toxic chemicals that most filters can’t remove completely. Spring water contains essential minerals and is what I recommend to my clients for safe drinking.
Detox your body and home
Getting rid of toxic chemicals and cleaning products in your home will do wonders for your health. In addition, your body stores toxins and needs detoxing every so often. Make sure you detox safely and with guidance if you’ve never done anything like that before.
These are a few ideas to up-level your healthy. Know that creating new healthy habits takes time. It doesn’t happen overnight and requires one step at a time. What questions do you have about this list? What would you add to this list?
Need ideas for implementing any or all of these tips? Email me for suggestions.