The holiday season is so often a time of sensory overload. Almost everywhere we go, we are confronted with loud noises, strong scents and excessive visual stimulation. At the same time, it’s supposed to be a season of hope, joy love appreciation and gratitude. It seems to me that the simple step of taking a timeout from the chaos by being mindful when we eat can be a great way to refresh, regenerate and revive amidst the chaos
Because of this, December is a time when I focus more on how I eat and less on what I eat and, in my health coaching practice, I encourage my clients to do the same. Along the way, while focusing more on the how we eat, we become more mindful of the what we eat because our bodies actually know what is best for us, often all we need to do is listen.
Here are my top five mindful eating tips for the holidays.