Most people eat poorly all year long and suffer the consequences. However, some people, like myself and maybe you, eat nutritious healthy food all year, except when it comes to the year end holidays. Make a point this year to EAT WISELY during the holiday season.
Wisdom Key #1 - Avoid the unhealthy refined processed holiday foods and treats
There's always an abundance of food, many sweets and desserts, and lots of specialty foods such as cookies, cakes, pies, muffins, etc. If you think about it, most of these holiday foods are not good for you. They're made with a lot of sugar, white processed flour, butter, and other non-nutritious ingredients. These are the foods that will contribute to your gaining weight over the holidays, as well make you sluggish and more vulnerable to sickness and long-term illness.
Plain and simple, it's just not worth it. Your health is valuable, and you must take charge of it and protect it, especially during the holiday season.
Wisdom Key #2 - Avoid processed meats and pork products
Recent research findings have proven over and over again that processed meats, which are often abundant at holiday times, are dangerous for your health and contribute to serious long-term illnesses, including the big-"C". To protect your health, you really need to make a commitment to yourself that you're going to avoid all processed meats and pork products such as sausage, bacon, ham, hot dogs, bologna, salami, etc. When these are offered to you, simply say, "No thank you."
Wisdom Key #3 - Don't overeat during the holidays; exercise moderation
This is one of the worst things you can do for your body. Overeating is one of the major causes of ill health in America. When you overeat, you overload your body and its systems in such a way that puts a tremendous stress on your vital organs and cells. THINK M-O-D-E-R-A-T-I-O-N this holiday season. Enjoy the good and healthy food, but eat it with a sense of moderation.
Wisdom Key #4 - Keep exercising during the holidays
This is very important and shouldn't be neglected just because it's the holidays. If you can't stick to your normal routine because you're at a relative's home or because you have a lot of guests, then at the very least be sure to take a 30-60 minute walk every day. This will provide you with good exercise and give you a break from all the hustle and bustle of the holidays.
Wisdom Key #5 - Take some time to relax during the holidays
Now by that I don't mean to sit around and watch TV and football. What I mean is for you to do some relaxing things that you normally don't get to do during normal busy working life. For example, take a long soothing bath by candle light, read a novel, sit with your spouse and listen to Christmas music, take a long afternoon nap, etc. You get the idea.
Wisdom Key #6 - Remember to continue taking your nutritional supplements
Your body needs the added nutrition of a live whole food based supplement, so be sure to continue to take this during the holidays. I personally take "The Feast," which is a live whole food based InstaFresh powder drink mix (loaded with greens, vegetables, fruits, berries, seeds, nuts, and sprouts) that I mix in with other ingredients to create the most delicious and nutritious smoothie ever. I add a few frozen strawberries or blueberries, some fresh cranberries, some Himalayan Krystal saline solution, fresh ground flax seeds, extra virgin coconut oil, some pure barley grass powder, some cayenne pepper, half a fresh lemon, and a lot of purpose when I create one of these smoothie masterpieces. If you'd like information about the Feast made by Uri International and what's in it, go to: http://www.LiveSuperJuice.com OR click here: The FEAST by Uri International
Well, my friends, there you have it: 6 wisdom keys for the holidays. I trust that these six keys to good nutrition and to eating healthy will help you avoid the pitfalls of unhealthy eating and encourage you to watch what you eat during this holiday season. Remember, good nutrition and healthy eating will lead you down the road to health, vitality, and longevity.