It’s that time of year again — the season of holiday feasts and celebrations. But for some of us, this season may bring feelings of guilt from all the delicious holiday snacks. But enjoying your favourite holiday foods doesn’t need to include guilt. Here are three important steps to maintaining and creating a healthy relationship with food over the holidays.
Let’s return to thinking about relationship with food and our bodies. Our bodies want us to communicate and listen. When we’re hungry, our body wants to be fed. Our body wants to trust that we’ll nourish it regularly with food in order to care for it. At other times, we may not feel hungry and our bodies want to enjoy food just for fun or just for comfort. Paying attention to our body’s cues for food is part of having that healthy relationship.