How to Stay Happy and Healthy During the Holidays


It’s the most wonderful time of the year: in-laws, cookies, and the inevitable struggle to maintain your healthy routine. It doesn’t have to be this way though. The holidays for some are an opportunity to spend time with family, relieve a bit of stress, and let go of being strict with your ideal lifestyle. For others, they are a chance to focus and double down on getting their ass into gear, eating healthy, holding themselves to a higher standard so that they don’t spiral down the path of poor choices.

For vegans, the holidays can be intimidating, especially those new to the plant-based lifestyle. From awkward family dinners where the weird uncle always asks about your protein and calcium to holiday parties where the only thing for you to eat is some lettuce and a few cashews. Nobody like that. So, we have a conversation offering up some tips about how to stay on track during the holiday season and not lose your sanity. We talk:

  • How to approach the holidays depending on where you are in your health goals and circumstances
  • How to approach social situations
  • What to do as an athlete in a training cycle
  • What about food? How to exist as a plant-based person
  • And more!

We also just want to wish everyone who listens to our show, and that you have a very enjoyable and stress-free time. We’d love to see what you’re cooking up so definitely tag us on Instagram! We are gearing up for another Q&A episode so send in your questions to!

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Enjoy the show and go eat some plants.

-Jackson and Aaron

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