It's December 1st!
A normal day for some but an auspicious, red & green pancake-filled, Dolly & Kenny soundtracked, the elf-from-hell just arrived and we can't do anything about it but laugh, day of celebration in our house.
My dad will call, my nephews will scream excited, incoherent, things over Facetime, my old roommate will text (hi Tanya!) because they also love to get all riled up on the first day of this month.
While we've been dipping our toes (and very generous thighs) into the holiday season for the past few weeks, it's now well and truly UPON US...and I wanted to give you a little gift!
But first: The Luxury Diet
An irreverent (very tongue-in-cheek) name for a - surprisingly effective way to approach the indulgence of the holiday season.
I found, and jokingly named my holiday eating "the luxury diet" while in my 20s.
The contradiction of the season at that time was this: when I leaned into enjoying food, surrendering to the things I loved, and having fun at Christmastime...I felt better than ever in my body and found a unique balance in the indulgence.
Now, of course, 20 year old me went right back to fist-fighting food the moment the clock struck 12 on New Year's day - not realizing that what I had, in fact, found was INTUITIVE EATING and that I could carry that surrender and balance through my whole year - but I did enjoy and revel in what I thought was a completely weird anomaly of the holidays.
Many years later when I learned about intuitive eating, I nearly fell off my chair. My silly Luxury Diet was intuitive eating! It was a thing. I began to think about the particular reasons why I was able to find my intuition through this season, and this season alone...
And then I turned those lessons into a webinar! And I taught it. Now, this was back in 2017 and my work and I have both evolved over the past 5 years but I thought it'd be fun to go back and open that old webinar document and read through it IN REAL TIME on the podcast!
I wanted to take a look at my old perspective on intuitive eating and enjoying the holidays - chatting through what still rings true and what needs a serious update.
Does it hold up?
Is it ridiculous?
Could it be both?
You can go and take a listen to it now.