This is my good friend, nutritionist and funny woman, Shira Lenchewski! She has a vast knowledge of food, nutrition AND the foodie brain! Like, she knows when I’m going to crave carbs way before I do! How"! I love this chick for a million reasons… her naughty sense of humor and her ride or die-ness girlfriend style to name a couple…but today she’s getting a bit more… serious…shall we say" Today, she’s wiping you free of that Thanksgiving food guilt and helping you gear up to get through the holidays in the healthiest way possible!
Look, there’s a good chance you overate during Thanksgiving (it’s not called Elastic Waistband Thursday for nothing). I’m here to tell you the most productive thing you can do is move on. It may come as a surprise, a nutritionist talking about an indulgent holiday without summoning guilt. It’s because you shouldn’t feel guilty. I?m a firm believer that at the most basic level food is nourishment and pleasure. And you can?t live a happy, healthy life without both. It doesn?t mean every day is a free-for-all, but it does mean letting yourself enjoy the foods you love, as long as you do it sensibly. Hopefully you enjoyed every morsel you ate, but even if you didn’t…onward and upward.
The December holidays are rapidly approaching and let it be known, I?m no Grinch. So here are some of my tips that don?t suck, for the coming month:
Speaking of elastic waistbands?I recommend against them during mealtimes. While there?s nobody who loves a modal/spandex blend more than me (Haylie can vouch for this one!) – I recommend putting on real pants for meals. Form-fitting clothing can make you more conscious of how full you really are, so it?s not as easy to overeat.
Ditch added sugar for 2 weeks. As we know, the holidays will be here in no time, and you should absolutely enjoy your favorite seasonal foods in mode...