Here are some quick Ideal Protein tips to help you stay on track during this challenging holiday season
#1 | PLAN YOUR DAY
The key to not overindulging during Easter—or any holiday—is to have a solid game plan in place before you start your day. Plan ahead to ensure you can keep up with meal journaling and that you have phase-appropriate healthy mealtime and snacking options on-hand. The key to decreasing your likelihood to indulge in unapproved foods is preparation.
#2 | OFFER TO BRING A DISH
If you are visiting family or friends for the holidays, offer to bring a dish that everyone—including yourself!—can enjoy. A salad filled with vibrant and Ideal Protein phase-approved veggies (arugula, celery, cucumber, radishes, etc.) is a great way to ensure you have a healthy lunch or dinner option available, while also joining your loved ones in celebrating the holiday. Advanced Vitality has more than 100 Ideal Protein acceptable recipes, including delicious side dishes, that are sure to be a hit.
#3 | CONCENTRATE ON YOUR FOOD
With all the distractions the holidays bring, it can be easy to grow preoccupied and slide from 'mindful' to 'mindless' eating. Mindless eating means eating food simply because it is there—whether you are snacking while entertaining family, or dipping into those sweet treats left by the Easter Bunny.
#4 | REACH OUT TO YOUR COACH
Sometimes, like the song says, we only get by with a little help from our friends. If you find yourself overwhelmed during a food-focused time like the holidays, reach out to your Ideal Protein Coach at Advanced Vitality for support and guidance. They will do their very best to be available for you and offer their support to you during this challenging time.