Nothing brings up a bevvy of impulses to eat our feelings like the holidays! This time of year features an arsenal of emotional eating prompts, from party-social-anxiety, to ancient family triggers, to fiscal panic in a office littered with chocolate and cookies.
With just a little bit of curiosity, kindness, and breathing, we can actually get underneath the impulses that spur us to reach for the cookie when we're not hungry or to grab the third eggnog we really don’t want.
The holidays offer so many options to live abundantly, and we can make the choice to do just that through choosing what we really want for ourselves, rather than viewing this season through a lens of deprivation and restraint.
These moments of presence can help support you in enjoying the holidays instead of escaping into a platter of nuts:
1. Count it Out.
Approach each holiday event with a list of 3 questions to ask yourself about the way you approach food.