how to: make winter eating your healthiest
We crave hearty meals like stews, soups, roasted vegetables and pretty much anything that warms us from the inside out. “Hibernation mode” can also be a time where we prefer heavier, richer food, especially dishes that we think will not only please our taste buds, but the rest of our senses too.Between the weather, holidays and time change, it can lead to comfort and emotional eating. Emotional eating is one way we choose to cope with this time of year when we are searching for attention, calm or alleviation.
Once you understand the reasoning behind comfort and emotional eating during the winter, you just need a little mindfulness and preparation, and you can work around it. Here are 3 simple tools to help you feel empowered and in control of your “hibernation mode:”
- Make healthier versions
- Stock up on pre-prepared meals
- Do something else