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It's Holiday Season Time!

Updated: Nov 8, 2023

Did you know that a whopping 75% of the average weight gain occurs during the holiday season?

Among all the festivities and food traditions, do you...

• Catch yourself postponing your weight loss goals until next year?

• Feel the pressure of temptations and societal expectations?

• Start reverting to old, less healthy eating habits?


But here's the good news: It doesn't have to be this way, and you don’t have to sacrifice enjoying the Holidays! Continue reading for four simple and practical tips for staying healthy during the holidays and into the new year.



Tip 1 Enjoy sensible servings of holiday treats.

Allow yourself to enjoy sensible serving of your favorite holiday dishes without guilt.



Tip 2 Eat mindfully.

While relishing your holiday feasts, take your time to chew your food slowly, allowing yourself to fully appreciate the diverse flavors, textures, and temperatures.


Practicing mindful eating can help prevent overindulgence and mitigate the discomfort that often accompanies overeating, like that uncomfortable fullness and bloated feeling.


Tip 3 Pay attention to your mental health (check in with self)

Depression, anxiety, and stress can soar during the holiday season due to being without loved ones, high demands, unrealistic expectations or sentimental memories, low sunlight in the winter and changes to routine.



Tip 4 Stay connected.

For many, the holiday season can be a painful and isolating time. Regardless of your circumstances, reach out and connect with trusted family members, friends, or neighbors. Substantial research highlights the myriad of physical and mental health advantages that come from staying socially connected.


These benefits include lower stress levels, enhanced self-esteem, and a reduced risk of chronic diseases. Considering current physical distancing recommendations, think about reaching out and connecting with others outside your household through phone and video calls.


Well, guess what? You don’t have to think of healthy recipes ideas!


I’m here to support you! If you are interested in 37 healthy holiday recipes click link




Best Wishes

Jeniece Paige PhD Student

CEO Black Vegan Health & Wellness Enterprise


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