From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit’s Director of Operations/Retirement Coach:
Creating a “Yes List” of foods you can have, including menus, can make the holidays less stressful, or should I say, less regretful.
Use your “Yes List” at restaurants, even if you need to become a menu bender. Asking the right questions about how things are prepared is a good start. Small changes are usually acceptable by the cook, which not only give them good feedback, but also ideas of how menu changes can be made to accommodate the likes of their customers.
Stop eating CRAP: Carbonated drinks, refined sugars, artificial food, and processed food. Keep these off your “Yes List”.
Make the rest of your life the best of your life starting with what you put into your body. You’ll have more energy, feel better, and that will ripple out to all areas of the rest of your life. What a great holiday gift for you!
With the holidays upon us:
- It’s easy to get busy and eat CRAP.
- Indulgence in too many treats – especially if we like to bake up a storm – is common.
- Opportunities to enjoy many lunches, coffees, happy hours, dinners out are more frequent.
Say yes to the foods you know you love and are good for you – the items on your “Yes List”. Enjoy the people around you more than the food. Watch out for liquid calories in more frequently consumed holiday drinks like flavored coffee, hot chocolate, wine, beer, and a variety of juices.
Starting a “Yes List” now, during the holidays, is a great way to set yourself up for a “Happy New Year” and to use year round. Establish this new habit now and have happy holidays with those you love.