I can’t believe it. I blinked and all of a sudden it was November… lol.

I absolutely love this time of year. Yes, I love the decorations and the fun family gatherings, but what I really love the most is the delicious healthy recipes I get to make for each holiday.

I love good recipes all year long, but I find that during the holidays I have the added opportunity to show those around me that healthy food can be incredibly delicious… sometimes even more delicious than the not-so-healthy equivalents.

It’s really a complete mindset shift for some, and I know it was for me (and my mom) several years back when I first became a nutritionist and was helping my mom get a handle on her out-of-control diabetes.

I find that most often the mindset around the holiday is very much…

Eat whatever you want, however much you want, because, hey, it’s the holidays and that’s what everyone does.

January is just around the corner, and I will just deal with my health challenges and weight gain then.

Oh, just live a little. No one “diets” around the holidays.

But this year, I want to invite you to take a completely different mental approach to the holidays. I invite you to embrace it as a true celebration… a celebration of your body, with overwhelming gratitude for the incredible temple the Lord has blessed you with.

Here’s what a celebration of your body during the holidays can look like…

Thanksgiving will be a great combination of old family favorites and new delicious meals I have learned from my NLP plan.

I will enjoy Thanksgiving not by gorging myself with food, but by enjoying a little bit of everything, knowing that my health plan will not be derailed a bit.

I will not treat myself with food but will treat myself with experiences that may include an extra outing with family, a special healthy baking day with my kids or grandkids, or a homemade fall picnic out in nature.

Christmas will be about my Savior, not all about food and gifts and overspending on items I probably don’t need.

Every Christmas recipe has a healthy alternative and I will enjoy being creative in the kitchen.

I could go on and on.

How amazing will it feel when you get to the end of December feeling really good about your choices and excited for the new year ahead?

How great will it feel to approach the end of the holiday season with a smile, knowing you made great choices and possibly helped those around you make great choices as well?

And how awesome will it feel to end the year feeling healthy and vibrant and have possibly lost a few pounds instead of gaining the usual holiday 10 or 15?

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