Overconsumption Phenomenon

Hello Radiant Rebel,

Here we are… the holidays – a time of joy, connection, and, let's face it, the temptation to indulge in everything from eggnog to endless trays of cookies. 🍪 But before you start to worry about navigating this season of overconsumption, remember this: you have the power to rewrite that story. 🌟

The Overconsumption Phenomenon

We live in a society that celebrates excess – the "more is better" mantra. 📈 This wasn't always the case. Historically, resources were scarce, and our ancestors had to work hard to obtain what they needed. Fast forward to today, and we're drowning in abundance, leading to a culture of overeating and overdrinking — often a way to cope with stress and emotions.💭

Think about how often you find yourself standing in front of the open refrigerator or how many runs to Starbucks or any other little cafe or good-for-you juice shop. We are a society of indulgence. Are you paying attention to your habits?

Stand for Moderation

This holiday season, you can take a stand. You don't need to fall into the trap of overconsumption. You've already shown incredible strength and commitment by choosing an alcohol-free life. Apply that same determination to your eating habits, to your shopping, or to your overconsumption. It’s not just about resisting the pile of sweets; it’s about honoring your body and mind. AND consider how much money you could save! 💸 I'm going to share some math with you now. Math is not my strong suit, but here goes: let's say that you stopped at Starbucks every day before heading home and grabbed a latte, albeit a holiday latte M—F for the month of December. They cost about $6.35 for a medium that's a total of $127.00 without even tipping your barista! Now, think about all the empty calories you're drinking, the caloric intake, and the glucose running through your body. For what?

Now consider indulging in a juicy conversation with a friend instead of that latte and saving your hard-earned cash and your body for that sake!

🔬Scientific Tips for a Balanced Holiday 🎄

1. Try Mindful Eating: Slow down and savor your food. Research suggests that mindful eating can reduce binge eating and emotional eating, which often surge during the holidays. 🍽

2. Get Some Exercise and Yummy Endorphins: Don't skip your workout! Physical activity releases endorphins, which can reduce the need for comfort food. 💪

3. Healthy Swaps: Indulge smartly. Craving sweets? Go for dark chocolate, which offers health benefits without the sugar crash. 🍫 Try JoJo's! My all-time favorite with less sugar and bold great taste!

Health Indulgence

Instead of reaching for another helping of pie, why not indulge in some self-care products? A rejuvenating face mask 😷, an aromatic diffuser 🌬, or a lush body butter 🧈 can all provide a sense of luxury without the calories. This is a season to create; you can make your own body butter using this recipe.

The holidays can be mentally taxing and downright exhaustive with travel and unknown certainties. OMG, and kids,👧🏾👶🏼 and it, well, it's A LOT! But you, my friend, got this because you are caring for yourself. You’re pausing, and when you do, everything changes. A Juicy Pause is key this holiday season. The key neurotransmitters dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin play a vital role in your mood and cravings, but when you pause, take a breath, and remember that you are doing the best you can, everything changes. Try to support your mental health as much as possible:

  • Engage in activities that elevate your mood naturally, like volunteering or spending time outdoors. 🌲

  • Consider supplements that support neurotransmitter function, such as Omega-3 fatty acids or B-complex vitamins. 💊

  • Indulge in foods rich in tyrosine (like almonds, avocados, and bananas) that can boost dopamine and norepinephrine levels, while tryptophan-rich foods (such as turkey, eggs, and cheese) can support serotonin production.

  • Understanding your unique genetic makeup can provide insights into how your body handles stress and can guide personalized strategies for maintaining a balanced state of mind. Monoamine oxidase A (MAOA gene) also plays a crucial role in managing your neurotransmitters. It's responsible for breaking down dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin in the brain. 🧠

  • (⭐️Remember, individual responses to dietary and lifestyle changes can vary, so it's worth consulting with a healthcare professional to tailor these recommendations to your personal needs, especially considering your recovery journey; you're a unique butterfly!🦋)

  • Slow down your meal, chew each bite at least 20 times, and decipher all the flavors! You can find tips for mindful eating here.

Low-Calorie Holiday Mocktail 🧉

Cranberry Sparkler:

- ¼ cup fresh cranberries

- 1 tbsp lemon juice 🍋

- 1 tsp honey (optional) 🍯

- Sparkling water

- Ice ❄️

- Fresh mint for garnish 🌿

Muddle the cranberries and mix them with lemon juice and honey. Top it off with sparkling water and ice, and garnish with mint.

Sip and enjoy with a smile.

👉🏾Join the Recovery Reset 🚥

If you're feeling inspired to take control of your holiday indulgence, why not join our Recovery Reset? It's a LIVE coaching system and a supportive community where you can share your journey and learn from others who are committed to a healthier, happier lifestyle. 💪🌺.

Or you can join the online version here:

A Bit of Fun Before You Go 😹

Joke: Why don't scientists trust atoms? Because they make up everything! 😂 Just like those holiday adverts promising 'just one won't hurt' – we're onto you, sneaky atoms!

Did you know? The term "breakfast" comes from breaking the fasting period of the prior night. But here's a fun twist: you can also "break" the fast from overconsumption this holiday season — one mindful bite at a time. 🌞🥗

Stay sparkling and see you next week for more insights and laughter.

To resilience and radiance,

Lane + Tamar 🎉

P.S. — Craving more tips and insights? Check out these books on Amazon to deepen your understanding:

Remember, knowledge is power – especially when it comes to a balanced, fulfilling holiday season! 📚💪

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