Your Holiday “Treat” Strategy

christmas cookieYou ready for it?

Have some.

No really, that’s it.

Have some treats that you really enjoy. Don’t try to make Christmas cookies out of coconut flour and stevia, just make and bake the real ones and eat them.

I am going to bake some cookies with my girls, it’s a family tradition. We’ll get out the cookie cutters, do our best to make sure the dough doesn’t stick in the plastic ones we have had forever, decorate them with sprinkles and bake them until they are golden brown. I like mine on the almost burnt side. 🙂

I have made the mistake in the past of baking about 12 dozen. For me that is a bad strategy, because then I’ll eat about 4 dozen myself- not cool.

My friend and fellow nutrition coach Josh Hillis talks about the “best version of ourselves”, as in, “How many treats would the best version of myself have?”

He gives this example “For my best version of myself, treats are usually awesome, special, and social. They aren’t mindless and they aren’t ever more for the sake of more.”

How cool is that?

We have a cookie or two because we want to enjoy a cookie or two. Nothing more, nothing less.

This month I will eat more cookies than a normal month, but I’ll know that ahead of time, decide when that might be (when we bake them, on Christmas Eve, at a holiday party at work, etc.) and I’ll feel good about it, not guilty. Guilty and Food are always a bad combination.

What about you? How do you think the “best version of yourself” is going to approach treats over the next few weeks?

 

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Coach Dean

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