Christmas can be a wonderful time of year, as well as a time of great pressure, which can lead to anxiety that has consequences of its own. All of this tends to lead to holiday weight gain.
Today, I talk about why the holidays don’t need to be synonymous with weight gain. I note the power of choosing gratitude over scarcity and negativity in any situation. I discuss the importance of avoiding an all-or-nothing mindset when it comes to dieting. I define mindful eating and explain why it’s so impactful, note the power of sleep, and tell you why you should lighten up and not worry too much about perfection. I explain why the antidote to perfectionism is self-compassion, and I note the power of generosity, kindness, and connecting with family.
“Being generous, being kind, and connecting with family are the most important attributes to having a happier Christmas and holiday season.”
– Dr. Mark Rowe
This week on In the Doctor’s Chair
- Why the holidays don’t need to be synonymous with weight gain
- Why you should avoid an all-or-nothing dieting mindset
- The importance of self-compassion
- The power of generosity
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