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3-Prong Approach to stay sane and healthy this holiday ๐Ÿ’

It’s so common to see women overwhelm themselves during the holiday season and get off track with their health. ๐Ÿ“ˆ

We want to make everyone happy and make the holidays joyous for all, but we sabotage our metabolism in the meantime. ๐ŸŽ„

When we put extra pressure on ourselves and our to-do list is overflowing, we have no time for ourselves and it hurts our physical and emotional wellbeing and wrecks our healthy mojo. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

  • More specifically, it ramps up stress hormones which leads to fatigue, inflammation, moodiness, and burn-out. ๐Ÿ˜ซ
  • And you are not going to like this one… It always leads to weight gain.

My holiday season is pretty busy and I can feel the unhealthy mojo ๐Ÿ˜’
Don’t get me wrong, it’s mostly wonderful things and I am so grateful, but it’s still a struggle.

For instance, I enjoy holiday decorating and buying special gifts for family and friends but when that is mixed with a busy work schedule, travel to NJ, sickness in the house with kids home from school, computer dramas (this one drained me), sports obligations, and the daily grind (cook/clean/repeat), I can feel the stress hormones ramping up. ๐Ÿ”ฅ

So how do we stay sane and healthy this holiday season?  
Better yet, how do we fully enjoy it and feel at peace?

Here’s my 3-prong approach to simplify your holiday season for more peace and joy and less stress hormones.  

  1. Ask yourself… What is my main goal of the holidays? (Is it quality family time?  Is your main purpose to celebrate Jesus?   Or is your goal to spoil your kids/grandkids with gifts?)  Once you know your main goal or purpose, it’s easier to make smart decisions instead of overextending yourself in 50 directions.   
  2. Next, write down a list of all your main holiday tasks (ex – decorating, gift buying list, get a tree, Christmas cards, family pictures, dinner plans, parties, travel plans).
  3. Now, look at your list and notice if it aligns with your main goal (purpose).  Is there anything on this list that can be eliminated or simplified or delegated.

If you are the type of person who struggles with making your health a priority.
If you find yourself saying:

“I have to”...go to this party.
“I should”… send out Christmas cards now.
“People expect me to”… buy lots of gifts.

If you talk this language and struggle with your health, then you may need some help.ย ๐Ÿ†˜๐Ÿ†˜๐Ÿ†˜
Not sure where to start?… Please don’t hesitate to reach out.ย ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ

What you should do next โ€ฆ

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โœ… Sign-up for my 3-Day Eating Reset: Tame your sugar cravings without feeling deprived. You will receive my step-by-step guide to stabilize your blood sugar with a done-for-you menu plan, simple recipes, and shopping list.

โœ… Schedule a FREE Metabolism Mastery Call: This is a no pressure phone conversation with our health coaches.  Letโ€™s dive into your specific challenges and goals to figure out what next steps are best for you.


About the Author

Hello, Iโ€™m Betsy Markle.  Iโ€™m a Registered Dietitian and Holistic Nutritionist with over 20 years of experience. Living a busy life with 3 kids and a passionate career, I understand the importance of realistic nutrition, exercise, and balanced living.

Women tend to put the needs of everyone else before their own. My passion is to empower women to create a healthy lifestyle that they love and can stick with forever.

Here at Sunshine Wellness, we are proud to help women lose weight effortlessly, overcome cravings, and revive energy so they can heal their metabolism, ditch the diet mentality, and love their bodies.

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