48. Integrity Through the Holidays

*Trumpet Fan-fare* The holidays are here!

No matter what holiday you celebrate, there is likely to be decadent food involved. Ooof!

So what do you do?!

I'll tell you what I used to do. It all started with stocking up on Halloween candy to get prepped for the trick-or-treaters – that I inevitably would get into. I had to run back to the store a time or two to make sure I had enough – promising myself that I would STOP eating it all.

That started the Great Holiday Annual Binge that lasted through Valentine's Day!

When I realized that little binge – which all started with an *innocent* justification “It's just one day out of the year!” – ended up creating endless eating for an entire THIRD of my year!! I knew there had to be a better way.

So, true to my nature, I figured it out!

In this episode, I talk about the shifts I had to make in order to keep my health integrity through my most difficult time of year: the holidays.

I share it ALL with you today. See you on the inside. xo, J

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Links (and ideas) mentioned in this episode

Candy brands that have high standards for their products:

Justin's, Unreal Candy, YumEarth, Organic Fair-Trade Hot Cocoa Packets, OCHO Minis, Alter Eco Truffles

Here's a great article by Vani Hari (the Foodbabe) that talks all about candy and ingredients that are safe and not safe.

Other ideas for Halloween hand-outs: slap bracelets, glow sticks, key rings, stickers… get creative!

Non-food gift ideas for the holidays: movie tickets, lotions or scrubs, donations to charity in their name, spending time (not money!)…

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