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All this crap about staying on track…blah, blah, blah

What does staying on track mean, why are you reading about “staying on track” every where you turn, who cares about staying on track?

Seriously, we are surrounded by Christmas cookies, breads, egg nog, special drinks, food with lots of cheese or sugar, heck, even Costco was giving out samples of chocolate so how is it even possible to stay on track?

Delicious food is EVERYWHERE and when you see the words “stay on track” I can see why it’s easy to ignore or even hate those words!

However, as much as I’d like to say ” Throw your “diet” into the wind, forget about staying on track, or what the heck – it’s Christmas and New Year!” It just doesn’t fully jive with me……..because I KNOW how you will FEEL if you completely cave to all the goodies and treats.

If you give into the all the yummy treats that are put in front of you, you will feel:

  • Bloated
  • Tired
  • Irritable
  • Annoyed (maybe guilt)
  • Sluggish
  • Headachy
  • Anxious
  • Sad
  • You’ll have cravings for sweets
  • You’re skin will break out
  • Just plain icky

So, while you might read a headline about Staying On Track and interpret it as “Blah Blah Blah”, I’m really going to encourage you to TRY some tricks that will keep you eating and feeling better.

Things like:

Eat your vegetables.

Eat breakfast – don’t skip meals.

Hydrate your body (so your mind feels well, too.)

Be grateful.

Go to bed before 10:00 p.m. so you have more opportunity to recover from the added stress.

These “tricks” will help you feel better through the holidays…give them a try, don’t give in!

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