Moderation is the REAL Skinny!!

Dec 4, 2013


You find yourself moving less, eating more, feeling stressed, and overwhelmed… is it the time of year or the way you are thinking about this time of year? 

One of the biggest obstacles to keeping moderate through the holidays is “all or nothing thinking”. I’m hearing it everywhere: from clients, family, friends, and even the media. Here is how this type of distorted thinking plays out into your actions.  Your normal gym routine of 3 times a week is nonexistent this week because you missed one class last week. You had dessert, a piece of candy, an extra serving of potatoes, and now you find yourself completely off track with your eating! You’re uptight, overwhelmed, or lacking the joy of the season because you think you will never get it all done!


If you are telling yourself you will regroup after the first of the year, STOP, it’s time to shift back to moderation now! Moderation is The REAL Skinny- The REAL
Skinny is Moderation! No matter how you say it, here are a couple of ways to do it:
  • Carve out your health time first; it is your first wealth. Believe it. Live it.
  • Take it a day at a time, not the entire season at a time.
  • BREATHE! and again…
  • Focus on what you’re eatingenjoy, savor, appreciate the flavors… now move on (literally!)
  • Take a couple of extra spins around the mall while shopping… and yes, carry the bags!

It’s not about drastic changes, just small shifts back to your center. Moderation –  it’s how we keep the joy, joy, joy, joy, down in our CORE!


What ways have you found to keep your holiday’s moderate, sane, and joyful? Share them with other REAL Skinny’s on our Facebook wall. We all need each other’s support and encouragement and we love when you post your great ideas!
Food for the Soul… Apple Core

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”

~ Albert Einstein

I’m all about the shopping tip… aerobic, weight bearing, AND retail therapy. It’s a trifecta of joy!!


About the Author:

Mary Fox, LMHC, RD challenges the traditional approach to weight management to help people discover their path to success. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Registered Dietitian, she combines both disciplines into a unique and comprehensive approach that is changing the way we understand weight management.

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