Holiday Survival Guide

Tis the season to indulge in christmas foods, family drinking and other fun festivities. Here at Flock Goods we believe in mindfulness and consistency which is why we’re coming in hot with some tips on how to survive the holidays and stay on track! 

Nutrition 

  1. Eating more foods that cause less inflammation 
    1. Starches – Butternut squash, sweet potatoes, carrots, white rice, 
    2. Fruits – avocados, blackberries, coconut, cranberries, strawberries, blueberries & pineapple 
    3. Sweeteners – stevia, monk fruit 
    4. Protein – Grass fed beef, pasteurized eggs, wild caught haddock/salmon & organ meats 
    5. Nuts, Seeds & legumes – coconut, coconut flour, almonds, cashews, walnuts
    6. Oils & Fats – coconut oil, avocado oil, grass fed butter, Cacao butter & Dark Chocolate 
    7. Veggies – asparagus, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, celery, cucumbers, lettuce, spinach, cilantro & green beans
  2. One way of sticking to eating healthier is eating a small nutrient dense meal prior to going to family parties and/or bringing a healthier dish! 
  3. Drinking alcohol – Ditch the sugary mixed cocktails.
    1. Opt for clear hard liquors – low calorie and almost no sugar 
      1. On the rocks or mixed with water/club soda 
    2. Wine – Low sugar if you stick with a dry red or white 

Rest – restore and repair 

  1. Quality and quantity 
    1. Sleep helps improve memory and focus, weight management, improves mood, energy and performance & boost immunity 
  2. Movement through out the day primes your body for more deeper and restful sleep
  3. Sleep environment is extremely important – use black out shades, turn cell phone to silent ( can you sleep with it outside of your bedroom) , meditation music, disengage from blue lights an hour before bed
  4. Mood – stress and anxiety keep us from falling and staying asleep 
    1. Try our Hemp Enhanced Melatonin 
    2. Supplementing with Magnesium or Vitamin D can also help 
    3. Another reason meditation helps overall wellness! 
  5. Nutrition – how you fuel yourself matters! 
  6. Tracking your sleep! 

Mental Health 

  1. Practicing meditation won’t only help your sleep but improves the quality of your life
  2. Practicing gratitude is known to shift your mood 
    1. Take a moment to remember why we celebrate the holiday season. Take this day and every other day to be thankful for health, happiness and Flock Goods 🙂 

Physical Activity 

  1. Move your body everyday; you can switch it up or keep it the same as long as you’re moving it! 
    1. Focus on upper and lower body splits and core 
    2. Acroyoga ( brings in a component of community) 
    3. Outdoor workouts as well! 

Lifestyle 

  1. Being healthy and happy isn’t just about focusing on a few things. It’s a way of life. Its creating sustainable habits and routines while setting realistic expectations. It’s good to start small and consistently build on them. That’s how we build self belief and respect that we will follow through with what we say we will. This journey isn’t one of overnight success. It’s about trial and error, figuring out what works best for you in the season of your life that you’re in. 

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