By Lisa Caplan
Anyone who has heard me speak, read one of my tip sheets, or knows me, knows that I really emphasize living with intent. Simply put, know why you are making the choices you are making and then own it.
With the holidays upon us, the celebrations are endless, and, therefore, so is the opportunity to choose to overindulge in all the yummy food. I’ll be honest, I love food, and when I go to a social event, the first thing I think about is the food. So how do we manage all the food, maintain some control over our health and weight, and still have a fun holiday season? Simple – we stop running on autopilot and make active choices about what we want to do. For example, are you ok with gaining a few pounds over the holidays? Do you want to maintain your weight? Do you want to exercise more to balance out the extra food you’ll enjoy? Whatever you decide works for you is fine, but make a decision, and then you will feel more in control of your life.
Here are some tips on taking control of your food choices over the holiday season:
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Lisa Caplan, LCSW-C has over 20 years experience in her field, and extensive experience working with lawyers and judges in the areas of mental health, substance abuse and trauma.