Welcome to my HOLIDAY Series Food Blog

Welcome to my HOLIDAY Series Food Blog

I know the holidays can be a lot of fun with family, friends and traditions but they can also be a time for stress. travel, crowds, and food anxiety. Some of us live for this time of year where we intentionally abort our diet in the month of December giving ourselves permission to eat whatever we feel like. Let’s be real, that’s what New Year’s resolutions are for, ” knowing that in January we’ll get back on track”. Others, prefer to continue to plan meals and eat some treats in moderation keeping true to their diet and self care plan. Some people don’t have a plan so they do what feels right.

The average weight gain for middle aged individuals during the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is 5 pounds and it could take 4-6 weeks of dedicated calorie control to lose those 5 pounds and recalibrate to your starting place which delays your continued weight loss to springtime.

Wherever you sit on this food consumption fense during the Holiday season, it is important to be true to you and not feel pressure to eat things that you normally would not. I just want to use this blog as a vehicle to send some encouragement your way during this time so you feel supported, loved and understood. I’am your food relationship coach and I love talking about food from my chef’s perspective. I want to remind you that no matter what the season, you matter and don’t forget you leave a sparkle wherever you may go.

Stay tuned for more blogs, this series will be posted every Monday.

Food is love, so love yourself well.

Chef Joy