I was out for a Christmas office lunch yesterday and my daughter joined us. We had a great meal and an amazing dessert menu to choose from. We shared an incredible nutella smore cheesecake type creation; It did not disappoint - was pure deliciousness! So decadent and rich, in fact, that between two of us we couldn't finish it. I told my daughter, "You know it's a great choice when you can't even finish it." She had never thought of it that way.
This sparked an entire quality over quantity discussion. That dessert was so rich that you really didn't need much to feel satisfied. I told her this was how I choose my treats, cheats, indulgences or whatever you want to call them. Instead of mindlessly eating an entire bag of M&M's while watching a movie why not have something worth while like a piece of your Mom's homemade apple pie, enjoyed with your family instead of alone on the couch.
Taking this mindset into the holidays, you will likely be going to lots of gatherings where there's constant buffets of everything! We are beyond spoiled with the amount of food we have available to us during this season. You don't have to be the buffet hero and let the wheels fall off, derailing all your progress. Pick a few of your favourite holiday treats and really enjoy and appreciate them. Try practicing mindful consumption this year and avoid the pain of regret come January 1st.
Merry Christmas All! Hope you all enjoy the holidays to the fullest ♥