Now that Thanksgiving, with all its good food, is behind us, it’s a long distance sprint until New Year’s Day. Parties, shopping, eating, drinking…. December is an endurance event (a super-fun one, but nonetheless, you’ve got to be on your game). How to make it through and enjoy the season while still feeling and looking good? We here at Pink Chicken are determined to fully enjoy the season and not come undone in the process. Here’s our plan to stay fancy, fit, and healthy in the month ahead. broccoli and arugula soup that I first saw on Gwenyth Paltrow’s Goop newsletter, raw kale salad, green beans with pesto, arugula salad with sliced green apples, green tea, a shot of wheatgrass juice, limeade (no sugar), spinach and cucumber salad, oven roasted zucchini, snap peas sauteed in olive oil, and kiwi. (Sadly chocolate chip mint ice cream doesn’t make the cut.) Added benefit: Dr. Oz recently talked about decision fatigue. Now that I’ve mapped out a green day diet once a week, there’s a blueprint to follow, no food decisions to make – it’s mind clearing.
A Little Lipgloss. Brighten up and smile with these Sephora sheers - they're long wearing and just the right amount of bright.Soul Cycle to cash in on the major calorie burn and the energizing endorphins. Blow saves the day for hair that’s freshly styled and festive, (and a blow-out is a quick, cheap, and cheerful way to spruce up for a party). And most importantly, stay healthy. This is no time to come down with a cold. Dr. Andrew Weil reminds that the best thing we can do to prevent colds and flu is to wash hands often and keep them away from your eyes and noses. While we constantly advise our kids of this, we parents sometimes forget it. A midmorning Emergen-C as a little extra insurance can’t hurt. And don’t forget every girl’s best friend during this holiday season: A good night's sleep - or more concealer!