The Twelve Days of (a Healthy) Christmas!

For fun, I have written a “healthy” version of The Twelve Days of Christmas to help you stay healthy during Christmas and New Year celebrations!

The Twelve Days of (a Healthy) Christmas

On the first day of Christmas my health coach gave to me

a journal to write down what I eat.

On the second day of Christmas my health coach gave to me

two deep breaths and a journal to write down what I eat.

On the third day of Christmas my health coach gave to me

three golden pears, two deep breaths,

and a journal to write down what I eat.

On the fourth day of Christmas my health coach gave to me

four citrus fruit, three golden pears, two deep breaths,

and a journal to write down what I eat.

On the fifth day of Christmas my health coach gave to me

five servings of veggies, four citrus fruit, three golden pears,

two deep breaths, and a journal to write down what I eat.

On the sixth day of Christmas my health coach gave to me

six peaceful thoughts, five servings of veggies, four citrus fruit,

three golden pears, two deep breaths,

and a journal to write down what I eat.

On the seventh day of Christmas my health coach gave to me

seven hours of sleep, six peaceful thoughts, five servings of veggies,

four citrus fruit, three golden pears, two deep breaths,

and a journal to write down what I eat.

On the eighth day of Christmas my health coach gave to me

eight cups of water, seven hours of sleep, six peaceful thoughts,

five servings of veggies, four citrus fruit, three golden pears,

two deep breaths, and a journal to write down what I eat.

On the ninth day of Christmas my health coach gave to me

nine roasted nuts, eight cups of water, seven hours of sleep,

six peaceful thoughts, five servings of veggies, four citrus fruit,

three golden pears, two deep breaths,

and a journal to write down what I eat.

On the tenth day of Christmas my health coach gave to me

ten jumping jacks, nine roasted nuts, eight cups of water,

seven hours of sleep, six peaceful thoughts, five servings of veggies,

four citrus fruit, three golden pears, two deep breaths,

and a journal to write down what I eat.

On the eleventh day of Christmas my health coach gave to me

eleven grams of fiber, ten jumping jacks, nine roasted nuts,

eight cups of water, seven hours of sleep, six peaceful thoughts,

five servings of veggies,

four citrus fruit, three golden pears, two deep breaths,

and a journal to write down what I eat.

On the twelfth day of Christmas my health coach gave to me

twelve healthy menus, eleven grams of fiber, ten jumping jacks,

nine roasted nuts, eight cups of water, seven hours of sleep,

six peaceful thoughts, five servings of veggies, four citrus fruit,

three golden pears, two deep breaths,

and a journal to write down what I eat.

Click here for a free PDF version that you are free to copy and share!

Love, peace, and joy,

Lisa Hernandez, Certified Nutritionist & Health Coach

1 Corinthians 10:31–“Whatever you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for God’s glory!”

www.learningtobehealthy.com

This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease, and does not take the place of any medical care that you may need. Consult your health care provider about making dietary and lifestyle changes that are right for you.

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“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever!” 1 Chronicles 16:34

Holidays can bring stress–the stress of traveling, preparing our homes, shopping and cooking, financial stress, social stress, cold weather challenges, and other health stressors (sugar, lack of sleep, mental and/or emotional overwhelm, cold and flu viruses, etc.).

Holidays can also be a beautiful time of thanksgiving and reflection on all that is good! Philippians 4:8–“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.”

Holiday health challenge: Determine that you will not allow stress to rob you of meaningful celebrations. I always tell my four grown children and their spouses that they should plan their own holiday celebrations with no pressure or stress from my husband and me to conform to our plans.

Write out your stressors and find ways to manage them that will help you experience the most joy and stay in good health.

Give the gifts of gratitude and forgiveness to yourself and others! “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18. We know that doing God’s will always results in blessings. For more Bible verses about thanksgiving, check out this page on the Bible Study Tools Website.

“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” Colossians 3:13. We all need forgiveness, and giving it to others is the best gift and stress reliever of all! For more Bible verses about forgiveness, check out this page on the Bible Study Tools website.

Eat foods rich in beta-carotene to help keep your immune system strong. These include pumpkin, acorn squash, sweet potatoes, carrots, cranberries, and dark leafy greens (kale, spinach, romaine lettuce, collard and mustard greens, etc.). Basically, eat your seasonal vegetables! Just one or two servings a day can go a long way in helping you stay healthy!

Give the gift of health to yourself and others this year. My Eat to be Healthy DIY Program is less than the cost of one coaching session and is on special for only $39 through December 1. It will give you all the downloadable tools you need to start eating healthier. Here’s the link for more information: Eat to be Healthy Program.

Thanksgiving blessings,

Lisa Hernandez, Certified Nutritionist & Health Coach

1 Corinthians 10:31–“Whatever you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for God’s glory!”

www.learningtobehealthy.com

This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. It does not take the place of any medical care that you may need. Consult your health care provider about making dietary and lifestyle changes that are right for you.