Benedictine CARE for the Holidays
In Benedictine CARE, the focus is on what we can add to our plates for health vs focusing on restriction. The upcoming holiday season provides a wonderful time to practice this gentle approach.
Focus on nourishing foods to ADD and enjoy alongside traditional favorites like:
- In-season fruits like pomegranate, clementines, apples and pears
- Frozen fruits, like berries and sweet cherries, slightly warmed, and drizzled with cream
- High-fiber flax crackers, bean dips and hummus, popcorn, and roasted chickpeas
- Big batches of veggie soups for quick meals or sides
Here’s the remarkable thing that happens when you shift your energy to things to add to your plate versus take away: you start to naturally displace those very things you want to reduce.
When you add fiber and water-rich leafy and tender veggies to your plate, their very purpose is to help add lots of volume to your stomach, naturally helping you to fill up faster. When you add lean proteins and healthy fats, you provide the nutrients needed to release chemicals in your body that tell your brain you’ve had enough to eat, naturally helping you eat less processed carbohydrates and sugar.
This is where long-term change happens. In the small, consistent, daily shifts we make in our daily, weekly, and monthly choices. There really is no other place change can happen. And the holidays are the perfect time to start practicing.
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