We’re human. We eat to celebrate. We eat because we’re bored. We eat to feel better and to stop feeling things. We need food to survive and thrive, but we can get out of control for all kinds of reasons. And when we do, we need to avoid judgment, find self-compassion and take steps to get back on track.
Often, especially around holidays, most people are surrounded by and sometimes binge on carb-heavy sweet and savory foods. Snack foods, no matter the time of year, also tend to be heavy on sugar and refined carbs.
This kind of overeating can be challenging to bounce back from. It can trigger a vicious cycle of eating sugar- and carb-heavy foods, then craving them again hours later.
It isn’t always easy to break this cycle. No matter the time of year, people tend to overeat sometimes. And that’s OK. But afterwards, it’s important to have as many healthy-eating days as possible to maintain our well-being.
During the winter, there are even more reasons to boost our health with good nutrition. Try to include immune support in your meals and avoid foods that reduce your body’s ability to fight off illness. You’ll also want to avoid too much weight gain, which can promote inflammation.