Some things happen even if you had no intention for them to do. Case in point? Right in time for all of our favourite holidays coming up you’ll notice a focus on posts sharing advice on how to approach them the healthy way in this week’s round-up. That’s because I was happy to find some with a truly healthy idea among the many coming under the guise of health but actually promoting restriction. Thankyouverymuch – no.
And yes, technically it’s no surprise these posts are popping up in abundance with Thanksgiving right around there corner – the surprise for me was just realising how many of them had crowded in my own post, too. I’d say that way you get a lot of advice and reassurance that enjoying the holidays without guilt is well possible – and that’s a good thing.
Obviously, there are many other great posts in the mix, too, so I hope you’ll find one, two or lots you’ll enjoy.
Good good [food for thought]
We don’t need to have it all [figured out] yet. Our twenties are the time to truly get to know ourselves, make mistakes and learn from them.
Burned Out? via Long Drive Journey
In between work, household duties, trying to keep up a social life it can all get too much. Are you feeling burned out, too?
Blogging Politics- The experiment via The Big Man’s World
Commenting shouldn’t be a game of doing favours but interaction because you genuinely feel like it.
I recently reached my Dream Weight…and why it doesn’t matter anymore via Jamie Mendell
“life is no better or worse than it was 30 or 40 pounds ago“. Because our weight really doesn’t make a difference in life quality.
Good good [advice and inspiration]
To be free via My Food ‘n’ Fitness Diaries
The place I – and I think everybody – ultimately want to get: “Balance doesn’t include obsession about calories or workouts or fat grams or that silly number on the scale. Balance does include enjoying life to its fullest with those you love.”
10 Tips To Beat The Winter Blahs via Mind Body Green
There’s no way to change the seasons [unless moving to a another country’s in your budget] but the way we deal with it.
Why you need to Disconnect to Reconnect (tales of a social media detox) via Mindful Meals
Realisations that are very good reasons why taking a social media detox might be just what you [I] need.
Chances are you’ve had to deal with it before, too. Some great ideas to stand in for yourself but don’t offend anybody.
We Are Not What We Eat via Paleo Running Momma
Choosing a certain diet shouldn’t come with any ‘rules’ to follow in other areas of life [like commenting on food not ‘suitable’ in your diet]. If all else fails we can bond over cookies no matter which diet.
5 Steps to a Healthy Thanksgiving via Bagels to Broccoli
Not just for Turkey day but any holiday: great ideas on approaching this special time of the year in a relaxed way. Spoiler alert: it includes eating the mashed potatoes – are you even surprised I liked this??!
Wellness Wednesday: Breaking My Late Night Overeating Habit via Ambitious Kitchen
“Guilty” of night time eating? When there’s a habit, there are reasons for it – and ways to change them. For me, eating enough earlier in the day is key.
Myths About Gaining Weight via Georgia’s Trying Something New
Just because somebody gained weight does neither mean they only ate junk food and didn’t exercise nor that they’re unhappy now. Don’t assume, ask.
How to Bounce Back After a Food Binge via Greatist
No getting down on yourself, no restriction. It’s human.
How to count macros without being obsessive via Brittany Lesser
It’s possible to keep your macros in mind but not stress out and still enjoy life.
4 Health & Fitness Habits You Should Give Up via Mind Body Green
Because being obsessive about food and workouts really isn’t making you any healthier – quite the opposite.
Workout comparison via the real life RD
We’re all different, lead different lives, eat and sleep differently – why should we all [be able to] workout the same way?? Don’t compare – just do you.
17 tips for getting clean after a sweaty workout—minus the shower via Well and Good
The shameless self-promotion plug-ins aside there are some ideas worth trying the next time you’re in a rush after your workout.
15 Natural Hair Remedies for Every Ailment from Dandruff to Dryness via hello natural
Split ends, frizzy or flat hair: Skipping the chemicals but still getting beautiful locks is possible.
Six stretches for people who sit at desks via A Cup of Jo
For all fellow office workers who just need to keep their muscles flexible.
6 Ways to Forget the Holiday Weight Guilt (Without Gaining!) via Paleo Running Momma
Don’t weigh yourself, eat the foods you like guiltlessly and enjoy the holiday spirit. Mindset matters a lot.
How To Stop Negative Thoughts From Getting You Down (Infographic) via Mind Body Green
This is awesome!
Good good [posts to make you smile]
18 LOL-Worthy Tops For All Your Healthy Friends via Popsugar
Or for yourself, really, because laughing is healthy, too. Pie and lattes, anybody??
Good good [food]
28 Healthy Holiday Cookie Recipes via Fit Foodie Finds
Time to start baking [or practicing to bake if you’re holding off the official start until December 1st] and these are sure to make your heart and health-conscious mind sing.
Whole Wheat Berry Coffee Cake via iFoodreal
Crumbles, berries, coconut milk drizzle and healthy at that – what more could you want??
Triple Chocolate Vegan Pumpkin Cake via healthy.happy.life
This might just convince me to try pumpkin in sweet baked goods. But doesn’t adding some [triple] chocolate action make everything better?!
Double Chocolate Muffins via Katalyst Health
These should be called honey bee happy dreamy bites of chocolate heaven. To sum that up for you: honey-sweetened oat flour-based good-for-you muffins studded with chocolate chips.
The Best Healthy Recipe Substitutes for Cooking via Fiterazzi
A few little subs can turn a not-so-nutritious recipe into a ‘better for you’ one without sacrificing taste.
A plethora of new snack ideas because who doesn’t like snacking?
Butternut Squash and Lentil Hash Via Clean Eating Veggie Girl
Anybody knowing me would be able to tell this is SO my kind of dish: two [always better than one!] kinds of legumes, squash, plenty of spices – perfection.
Healthy Green Bean Casserole [vegan] via Hummusapien
Not your average green bean casserole: cashew cream, whole grain bread crumbs and lots of other delicious ingredients.
Vegan Cornbread Casserole via The Pretty Bee
Another US classic I haven’t had before but it looks like the perfect dish for a cold and rainy night in.
We might not celebrate Thanksgiving over here but I could see some of those on the Christmas table.
Happiness-inducing today: A chat with the owner of the Asian food store where I finally [!] found edamame again.
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