Halloween is here, witches and ghouls! That means the time of indulgence has began. Candy, chocolate, a Thanksgiving feast and finally, Christmas. It’s a wonderful time to share a meal with friends + family and celebrate. You’ve found yourself here because you want to take better care of your body. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, treat yourself!
So many people enter the holidays with a fear of food. They hate themselves for enjoying some candy their child wanted to share with them after a night of trick-or-treating or are shameful after a second helping of turkey and another slice of pumpkin pie. Holidays are clouded by this idea of letting yourself go. How about a change of perspective? The holiday season is about gifting your friends, your family, and yes, yourself. Treat yourself! You know you’ve earned it.
If you regularly visit my blog or follow me on social media, you care about your health and well-being. If you’re using and loving my superfoods, your body is thanking you for it. I live an active lifestyle and most of the time, I eat well. Meaning I put conscious choices and effort into what I put into my body, which I know, is not always the easy thing to do.
Do you remember how wonderful and exciting trick-or-treating was as a little kid? All that candy, just for you?! Do you remember how easy and satisfying it was to eat ice cream dipped in chocolate or heck, a sprinkled doughnut? That enticing scent covered in all those colors had you practically swallowing it whole. As a kid did you ever think about all the calories and sugar you just inhaled? Definitely not. Let me tell you a secret. That self-hate and shaming will harm you in more ways than a sprinkled doughnut.
No one is perfect and that includes me, but I know I’m doing the best I can and if I'm not then I work at it. But if I feel like stealing some of Kai and Leo’s Halloween candy or reaching for another slice of pumpkin pie then I’m going to do it because I deserve it. The year of TLC I’ve put into my body will not be dramatically harmed by a little bit of indulgence. It’s a change of perspective. I’ve chosen to reward myself after all the work I’ve put in instead of obsessing over how many calories are in a doughnut. Once you’ve decided to provide your body with all the love, care, and superfoods it needs you’ll understand how to fully treat yourself this holiday season.
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