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Staying healthy on Valentines day

Staying healthy on Valentines day

“Remember to enjoy yourself this Valentine’s day. It’s okay to be a little flexible on this day and indulge yourself with sweets from loved ones or a special dinner.”

Cristina Timotei, Marketing Director

This Valentine’s day is like any other day. Monday’s we have to wake up, go to work, pick up the kids, and get lunch… The exception is that it’s a day filled with sweets, depending on your diet you might find yourself fighting off chocolate boxes. We hope that your loved ones this year have kept you in their hearts, and have a special moment or gift planned for you. Even if you don’t have a partner, Valentine’s day is not just about romantic relationships, but the relationships you have with others and with yourself. Whatever diet you're on, whether you're a vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, or keto, here are some tips on staying healthy this Valentine’s day.

First things first, remember to enjoy yourself this Valentine’s day. It’s okay to be a little flexible on this day and indulge yourself with sweets from loved ones or a special dinner. Let go of all the guilt today that comes from breaking a diet once in a while. If there’s a special food you want, treat yourself. Today it’s important to not only give love to others, but to yourself. This means being a little lenient with yourself and giving your body a little treat.

If breaking a diet is not an option for you, that is also great. It is important to let your loved ones know not only your emotional and physical boundaries but also your dietary boundaries. Going out to dinner with friends to a steak house as a vegan can be a little challenging. But it’s important to compromise with your loved ones so that you can all enjoy today. Maybe it means going out to eat at your favorite Mexican restaurant instead, or getting a cup of coffee with friends. As a vegan myself, it’s always important for me to let my friends know when and where I prefer to eat, and provide options they would like too. Most of the time it is not a brother for them to switch the restaurant. Other times, I do have to give in and sit quietly at a steakhouse, but if it means spending time with them I’m more than happy to go with them. 

Valentine’s day is a day of love. Love requires sacrifices (both emotionally and dietary), setting boundaries, and keeping open communication. It is also important to incorporate these practices when it comes to your diet, with others and most importantly with yourself. Be open with yourself about your needs, wants, and boundaries. And keep this day joyful and loving. 

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