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10 Holiday Survival Tips | Cure Today

posted Jul 20, 2016, 9:16 AM by Amanda Bontempo   [ updated Jul 20, 2016, 9:19 AM ]
I always encourage celebrating food that tastes good and does you good. Wellness begins from within; eating real, unprocessed and nourishing food allows you to live a healthier, happier and more energized life. The holiday season can be difficult to navigate with cookies constantly in the office and parties with endless food. Anyone, a cancer survivor or not, can benefit from the following tips.

Schedule rest. Lack of sleep leads to weight gain, especially around the belly. Try to stick to a consistent bedtime for better, more restful sleep. Time can feel like the enemy during the holiday season when you’re running around with an endless list of to-dos. Take three minutes, just three minutes, to reset, energize and refocus. A quick timeout helps you to be more productive and more present. Suddenly, time is on your side.

Stay hydrated. Humans have a poor thirst mechanism. Plan to drink water before meals and between alcoholic drinks.  Always always keep water out to remind you to drink. Make it a little interesting with a slice of orange peel and star anise or a sprig of rosemary and lemon peel to add extra flavor to the water.

Do not skip meals. Eating small meals or snacks with regularity allows us to remain in control of our food choices. Don’t try to cleanse or detox with restrictive diets. Denying your body of regular meals and necessary nutrients stresses your system and upsets your metabolism.

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