“The way out is in. The path to freedom from dieting, or anything that weighs you down, is to return to your source- to love the self you’re already in.”
—from The French Twist
The only way to avoid a pounding head and queasiness the morning after, is to drink in moderation, or to stay away from alcohol entirely. But after Fat Tuesday, that’s easier said than done!
If you still wind up with a celebratory hangover, you may be tempted to try the hair of the dog that bit you. But you’ll be better off feeding your way back to happiness with these foods that give your body what it desperately needs.
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When I first met Lisa I was thrilled to learn that we were of like-mind—neither of us subscribe to gimmicks or diet schemes. Lisa is a smart, real world, solid practitioner. My first thought upon meeting her was that if I needed a nutritionist, it would be Lisa.
A few months ago, I did. I wasn’t feeling well after a run in with an antibiotic I took for a simple bacterial infection. Finally after a few weeks of misery—wondering what the antidote to this toxicity could be, I asked myself what advice and help I would offer a client struggling with the same problem. The thing is, when you’re not feeling well it’s hard to think clearly and make good decisions. I thought about Lisa- knowing that I would be meeting with her within a few days provided me comfort…she would understand. She would have the answers that just weren’t available to me in my weakened state.
Plus, after publishing my book, The French Twist: Twelve Secrets of Decadent Dining and Weight Management I found my schedule filled with book signings and PR events, leaving a lot less time to actually see clients and practice nutrition. I’d been searching to find just the right person to refer to those seeking my help. Since Lisa is my go-to nutritionist, the answer was clear.
I want you to know what makes Lisa so special—we sat down for a few hours together over a cappuccino and talked, comparing notes and sharing ideas friend-to-friend, colleague-to-colleague. Here’s a little bit of what we talked about that day. I [...]
Choose the best and pass on the rest
Take a peek at all the foods being offered at your holiday feast and choose your absolute favorites. Sticking to the foods you prefer and savoring every bite will allow you to celebrate the occasion without feeling deprived.
Eat slowly and naturally downsize your portions
Serve yourself half of what you typically eat. Then take a breath and slow down before you dig in. Eating mindfully will allow you a bit of time to recognize your internal cues—to know when you’re beginning to feel full. The idea is to put your fork down before you’re stuffed.
Spend more time socializing
If you’re focusing on mingling and catching up with family and friends, you’re surely eating in a more relaxed state, which aids in assimilation and metabolism of your meal. Plus you’ll enjoy the company as much as the food!
Seconds are not mandatory
I know this will come as a shock but…a typical meal is one serving, not two, no matter what day of the year it may be.
But just a little. If you really, really won’t feel satisfied until you have a bite of that pumpkin cheesecake, then have a bite or two. Resisting a treat that you truly crave will only lead to overeating later.
Cut Yourself Some Slack
So what happens if you can’t resist and eat with reckless abandon during a holiday event? Don’t be too hard on yourself. Shake it off! Don’t let one incident define the rest of your holiday eating behavior.
There are no upcoming events.
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