Monday Q&A video 3. Food during holidays

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Holiday Food and Your Fertility Diet

How to maintain a healthy diet that helps your fertility during the holiday season

Hi, I’m Sonia and I’m a fertility coach with Fertilligence.

And today is Q&A Mondays!

In these series, I am answering YOUR questions about all things fertility — everything from lifestyle hacks to boost fertility to handling things when pregnancy DOESN’T happen so fast.

If you have questions, be sure to post your questions in the comments below, and I’ll answer as many as I can in future videos.

So, onto today’s question: In the midst of Holiday season, how can I ensure I keep eating healthy and avoid throwing all my efforts down the drain?

Aha, this is a great question and if this is in your mind right now, know that you’re definitely not alone.

You now know how important a clean diet is in order to optimize sperm and egg quality and maximize your chances of conceiving. You’ve been working hard at eating healthily, following our meal plans and recommendations… but now you’re dreading the holidays with all the yummy but less healthy foods: pies, gravy, tons of refined sugar and unhealthy fats, heavier meals than you’re used to… and the list goes on.

Ok, so here’s how I look at this:

Holidays are here to be enjoyed to the fullest. And every part of the holidays is magical: catching up with family and friends you haven’t seen in a while, playing holiday music, decorating our houses beautifully… and yes, the yummy seasonal treats are a part of the holidays too. We’re not expecting you to deprive yourself at all!

I do have some tips, though, so you can enjoy the holiday foods AND stay healthy at the same time:

  • Tip number 1: plan your days and meals. If you know you will have a big meal tonight, plan the rest of your day with lighter meals full with vegetables and clean protein. Balance is the name of the game here. So for example, you can browse through the Fertilligence app and find a healthy smoothie recipe for breakfast and a light and nutritious salad for lunch.
  • Tip number 2: Eat something healthy at home before going out. This way, you know you have your good nutrients in and you won’t be as hungry when you get there. This will allow you to eat smaller portions of the seasonal treats instead of inhaling the whole pie!
  • Tip number 3 is something I always share with my clients: Try to apply the 80/20 rule. This means: we do our best 80% of the time and we relax 20% of the time. So, in other words, try to keep your diet healthy when you can AND fully enjoy small portions of all the treats as well. Yes, you can have the cake and eat it too… and zero guilt!

  • And, last but not least, tip Number 4: get moving. If you know you’re eating more than you normally do, try to sneak in some more movement so you put all those carbs to work! This might be as easy as going for a walk to enjoy the holiday decorations or practicing some yoga at home with one of our videos on demand!

So this is my answer to today’s question. Now I’d love to hear back from you guys: how do you manage to continue eating healthy during the holidays, how do you balance it out? Please share so we can all learn from each other!

I’ll see you next Monday! Remember: write your questions in the comments below and I’ll answer as many as I can.

Have a wonderful week, bye!

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Presented By: Sonia, Fertility Coach.
Date: Nov 30, 2020

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