It can be hard to know how to properly support your health-conscious loved ones during the holidays. It's hard to know whether you should encourage a reprieve from their guilt with the standard, "It's okay! Just have a bite." or even the 'ol "It's the holidays, you're allowed a cheat." Perhaps the better angle is the supportive "You've done SO well, keep up the great work!" or the "It's not worth it!"
As someone who has been on a weight-loss journey for almost four years now and has experienced many family functions, holidays, events and more... I'd love to share my insights on how to really support your loved ones.
Sometimes the smallest acts can have a big impact! I was at my parents house the other day helping to finalize some of my mom's gift wrapping. When I arrived there was a bag of chips and some chocolate goodies out. Naturally, I had a sample of each (I'm a snacker, it is what it is). When I left the room to grab some more gifts to wrap, my father suggested to my mother that she hide the snacks out of sight.
That small act (by both of them) was incredibly thoughtful to me. Not only did my dad wait until I was out of the room to avoid seeming like he was shaming me, but they both know I tend to graze and snack on anything within my line of sight.
That's exactly the kind of support I need. ♥
It's hard to dance that line between support and encouragement, but I promise that it's worth that uncomfortable conversation with your health-conscious loved one. The holidays (and family gatherings in general) are a challenging time for someone trying to actively choose their health over their unhealthy habits.
Keep your communication open, supportive, and understanding. If your loved one decides they'll indulge a little one day, but the next day they turn down snacks - don't question them or give them the one-eyebrow-raise.
Just support them whatever way they want you to.
Before I wrap this up (ha-ha holiday pun), I wanted to share with you my favourite recipes for staying on track. It truly becomes SO much easier to stay on track when you can replace your favourite treats with healthy versions. Thanks to these recipes and Nutracelle's insanely delicious products, I've been able to shed over 130 lbs and maintain that weight-loss throughout my journey.
I'm excited to share my favourite recipes with you, and I hope they help you as much as they've helped me:
On behalf of the whole family at Nutracelle, we wish you & yours a happy holiday and an incredible conclusion to 2019. We're SO lucky to have you, and we promise to continue to bring you health & wellness tips, delicious prebiotic protein products, and tons of exciting new stuff coming in 2020.
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Love these little snacks
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