I know, I know. We just finished up Thanksgiving festivities. And with Hanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Year's around the corner, it would be so easy to give yourself a free pass to overindulge from now until next year. But I know you won't. You probably want to avoid holiday weight gain, right? And maybe even lose some weight over the holidays?
Whether you pass the turkey or pass on the turkey (like me!) for Thanksgiving, there are many ways to stay healthy and avoid the super-stuffed feeling this week. To start, you'll definitely want to check out my list of healthy inspo before you hit the appetizers. Hosting a healthy party? Or simply a dinner guest? Either way, I've got tips to help you stay at the top of your nutrition game. May you nurture yourself and your loved ones as you find your reasons to celebrate this holiday!
Are you tired of suffering from the symptoms of inflammation? Pain, achiness, and fatigue are all things you could do without. Luckily an anti-inflammatory diet, which decreases these symptoms, is pretty easy to follow. It's more or less a healthy diet that focuses on mostly whole foods while minimizing packaged and processed products. Who needs another restrictive low-calorie fad diet when you can get awesome results by eating a simple, healthy eating plan?
Like it or not, we're headed into a stressful time of year. No matter how awesome Thanksgiving and the winter holidays are (and they are awesome!), they can also create plenty of stress. You might be worried about hosting, what to eat during the holiday, or how to avoid gaining weight. Or maybe you're feeling social or financial stress. Whatever type of stress you're feeling, it's not good for you. After all, stress takes a toll on more than just your mental well being.
With healthy eating top of mind, January is the perfect time to shake up your meal-prep routine. Personally, I'm all about adding floral flavors and portable, high-protein snacks! Which good-for-you trends will you be adding to your list in 2018?
Let's hear it for soothing floral herbs like lavender in our smoothies! This wild blueberry and lavender delight is bound to help you de-stress and power up for your morning. Thanks to the folks at Wild Blueberries of North America for sponsoring this post. As we approach 2018, my inner foodie gets so excited thinking about all the new food trends to embrace next year. I'm going to clue you in on a few of my favorites.