Healthy Holidays!

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Do you struggle with sugar cravings, Fine Girl Fall? What are you doing to stay healthy during the holiday season?

I’m in recovery for substance use disorder and sugar was my first “go to” when I stopped using. In addition to the other things I’m doing in my recovery program to stay healthy, I’m learning more about HALT. (Hungry Angry Lonely Tired). You don’t have to be in recovery to be affected by this.

Here are two things I’m doing to address the big H.

1. Eat regularly. I started food prepping on Sundays to support myself staying nourished throughout the week- breakfast
lunch, dinner and snacks. So now, I don’t go more than 4-5 hours without eating. This helps to support my moods, avoiding highs and lows that can contribute to cravings.
2. Incorporate protein and fiber to help manage blood sugar. I included quinoa and black beans in my salads as well as easy-to-grab turkey sticks, sliced apples, and RX bars for snacks.

Holidays are here and I suggest creating a sustainable plan of action for yourself that supports your physical and neurological health through nutrition. Meal prep only took an hour.
I’m not a doctor, nutritionist, registered dietitian so please consult your health care provider to create a plan that works for you.

About joharimayfield

Johari Mayfield is a dancer, choreographer, activist, healer, and ACE certified personal trainer living in New York City. Johari utilizes her dance background along with cardiovascular exercises, strength training and yoga with her clients to hone the synergies of mind/body, strength and flexibility. Johari’s community outreach initiatives have included children’s workshops on fitness and healthy eating at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, movement and fitness with Girls Education and Mentoring Service (GEMS), an organization committed to empowering survivors of sexual exploitation and Reveal NYC, a nonprofit organization that encourages female survivors of domestic violence in self-care. In addition, she's also taught cardio dance classes at the Rose M. Singer Center at Riker’s Island for female inmates and team building through dance in her “Hip Hop Lit Squad” for children at the Athleta Flatiron location in NYC. She currently is on faculty at Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy,14th St Y, and ETD Outreach team. She's the proud humama of a rescue pitbull named Lucy.
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