As we approach the holidays, we reflect on what we are thankful for. Whether it be your family and friends, home or career, you can also be thankful knowing that you are doing something great for your body and health by utilizing the SlimFast Plan and products. SlimFast Plan Consultant and Registered Dietitian, Maryann Walsh shares a few reasons to be thankful this season.
As we prepare for Thanksgiving and other winter holidays, there’s no better time to reflect on the things that we are thankful for! Research supports that practicing gratitude can have a positive effect on boosting our overall happiness while reducing stress, which in turn may have a positive effect on supporting our immunity.1,2. The day-to-day grind can have us feeling tired, worn out, and sometimes having negative thoughts about ourselves and our bodies. I encourage you to take a few minutes each day this holiday season to think about all the amazing aspects of your body and the things you can do each day to keep it healthy.
Maybe you are thankful for your ability to go outside and walk in the crisp fall air? Think about how that walk makes you feel! Perhaps you enjoy it because it’s a great mental break from your busy schedule, or maybe it makes you feel great to move your body if you are stuck inside at a desk all day! Whatever movement you are able to do or that you enjoy, you can feel thankful knowing that you are doing something great for your body and your mind. An added bonus is that exercise is linked to positive benefits for the immune system.3
Another thing you may be thankful for is the nourishing food in your kitchen that helps fuel you and your family each day! The food in your kitchen can also provide you with an opportunity to have a creative outlet if you enjoy cooking or perhaps preparing your favorite morning smoothie! Did you know that the new SlimFast Advanced Immunity Orange Cream Swirl Smoothie Mix contains vitamins C & D, plus Zinc and probiotics for immune support? It’s a great way to fuel your day and to stay nourished while also supporting your immune health!
Lastly, one thing that many people have grown thankful for are the conveniences that have become a normal part of our lives. Having access to handy resources right in the palm of your hand like the SlimFast Together App can help you stick to your fall and winter wellness goals. Track your activity, daily nutrition and water intake and utilize a robust collection of meal, snack and smoothie recipes to keep you inspired and on track! Also, easily stock up on your favorite SlimFast essentials right from the app or at Shop.SlimFast.com.
What are some things you are thankful for each day? You may be surprised that some of the smallest things we take for granted day after day could be some of the things we end up feeling most thankful for!
A consultant of the SlimFast Plan, Maryann is a Registered Dietitian with Bachelor of Science degrees in Biological Sciences and Dietetics and a Master of Food and Nutrition. She has extensive experience working with clients of all ages and from all walks of life, helping them to achieve their wellness and weight-loss goals. Learn more about Maryann.