Do you struggle to stick to healthy habits? Many of us do – especially during the holiday season!
It’s that time of year when there are more temptations around every corner. From festive parties to family gatherings, the opportunities to deviate from our healthy habits increase exponentially.
Trying to stay away from carbs and sugar during the holidays can take a toll. Especially if we are coming from food addiction or disordered eating.
Tempting treats and social situations can lead to diet sabotage, all in the name of celebration. And it’s not just about the food!
The atmosphere, the jovial mood, the peer pressure – everything seems to conspire against our dietary goals.
For a three-month holiday season, our senses are bombarded with the sights and smells of traditional foods inviting nostalgia. Tapping into our most cherished memories, making the lure even harder to resist.
So we give in. And then we feel guilty and defeated. And struggle to get back on track, pondering where it all went wrong.
What is the most effective tool to fortify yourself during this time?
If only there were some secret weapon to keep you safe from those sugar binges and carb comas.… Wouldn’t that be a game-changer?
Lucky for you, my friend, there IS a secret weapon!
Is it willpower?
Actually, no. Sheer will just isn’t enough for most people.
It’s like a muscle that can get tired after excessive use. So the more temptations you resist, the harder it becomes.
Relying on willpower alone is like running a marathon without adequate training.
Willpower is helpful, if you are able to cultivate it, for those occasional scenarios when something unexpected happens. Those sudden moments when you have to decide on the spot.
But it won’t last you throughout the full three months of holidays.
So, you might wonder, how can you protect your health and your sugar sobriety during these trying times?
The answer is community!
Finding a community, a tribe, drastically improves your ability to stick to your plan and achieve your goals. It’s not just about a shared purpose, but also shared experiences. Knowing that others are going through the same challenges is a massive boost to morale.
A group of like-minded people with common goals has the unique ability to motivate, support, and celebrate every step with you. Their success stories can inspire you, while their struggles can remind you that you’re not alone.
Our Holiday Challenge provides that community and helps you develop the skills you need to succeed! It’s a haven for those who seek genuine understanding and encouragement.
Why community makes a big difference
Committing to a challenge in a group setting is motivating.
We are all working toward the same goal with the same struggles, so there is no judgment here! Instead, there’s mutual understanding and empathy.
Do you ever feel like no one in your circle understands your keto or carnivore lifestyle? Or maybe they try to convince you to ‘just live a little’, or that ‘it’s just a treat, it won’t hurt you’.
In such times, remember: We have your back! We’ve been there and know the pressure.
We are your cheering section! Here, slip-ups are not failures, they are lessons!
Every stumble is a learning opportunity. We have helped others reframe their thoughts – from perfectionism to self-sabotaging, we have seen it all or overcome it ourselves.
We all have habits – some good, some not-so-good. Together we will help you define which habits are setting you up for success and which ones may be keeping you from reaching your goals. Our collective wisdom can guide you towards forming better, sustainable habits.
Holidays are particularly difficult
Holidays are really difficult when trying to stick to a particular way of eating that excludes traditional foods. The feeling of missing out can be overwhelming, but with the right strategies and support, it becomes manageable.
Make your plan now to deal with situations where you may feel tempted. Stay immersed in your chosen way of eating by joining our Holiday Challenge.
With a collective spirit, even the toughest challenges become surmountable. When you have a group of people with similar goals and challenges, your strength is multiplied by them.
Not ready to join the Challenge yet? Come and chat to us in the Nutrition Hackers Facebook group.
Surround yourself with like-minded individuals in a place where you can feel safe to share, ask questions, give and receive support.
Together, we can thrive!