South Central WI Archive
  • Northeast Wisconsin
  • January 2010
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Gluttony trifecta!

Halloween is past us, Thanksgiving has been and gone, now Christmas is just around the corner! How are you feeling? My guess is you are feeling awesome, energized and satiated — or not!

There are different ways to approach holiday overeating, feeling lethargic and having sugar crashes.

Seven sensational suggestions:

  1. Give yourself a hug and recognize that holiday overeating is more complex than you may think.
  2. Ask yourself what the positive intentions of your overeating were. This may be things like enjoying tradition, wanting to feel comforted or a need for pleasure. When you recognize these, it’s easier to acknowledge that your body and mind are doing the best they can to keep you happy! You can also make a conscious decision to get these positive intentions met in a healthier way.
  3. Set healthfull goals that are easily achievable. When you set up a pattern of achievement, you get more confident. When confidence increases, you are able to set more challenging goals.
  4. Find support and an accountability person. This may be in the form of a certified health coach, mentor, nutritionalist, friend or family member.
  5. Recognize that you have bioindividuality. This means that some diets or ways of eating are perfect for some people and not for others. Listen to your body and feel what foods give you energy. Eat more foods that energize you and less that leave you feeling lethargic.
  6. Eat 5-8 servings of fruit and veggies every day! Don’t get too hung up on what types of fruits and vegetables. Roughly the size of the palm of your hand is one serving, e.g. one banana = one serving, a handful of grapes = 1 serving, half an avocado = 1 serving, a carrot = 1 serving, an apple = 1 serving. An amazing difference will occur in your life when you do this. Your body will be receiving nutritionally dense food and you will feel less power in your cravings and find it easier not to overeat. Don’t take my word for it — experience it yourself.
  7. Stop eating when you are full. You may have heard this before. You may not have heard this next part! If you are still hungry 5 seconds later, have some more. The idea is that you train your body and mind to start to recognize when you are satiated. The other idea is that your body does not fear being hungry. If you stop because you think you are full, then a little while later you feel hunger again. Trust your instincts and eat more. Stop again when you feel full. Like everything, the more you do this, the better you will get at perceiving your fullness.Let me know how I can assist you with your health journey and have a very Merry Holiday Season!



Kirsty Blattner

Kirsty brings 10 years of experience, has a master’s degree in teaching, a bachelor’s in leisure science, is certified in life and health coaching and is a qualified neuro-linguistic programmer. She provides executive life and health coaching services, group wellness workshops and is a well-known speaker for organizations and events. Kirsty will rewire your life’s desire! She is available through Kirsty Blattner LLC. For more information, email [email protected] or call 608-381-5755.

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