Holidays are the hardest time for to stick with sensible eating habits. We are invited to parties and celebrations where we get tempted with rich traditional treats, sweets and goodies.
But we don’t need to worry as long as we mentally accept and understand the importance of healthy eating habits. It is ok to indulge during the holiday season, but don’t feel guilty afterwards. Feel every bite with joy and love and you will experience a well-being of body, mind and spirit. And that is what counts.
PLAN AHEAD: This will give you confidence and security
♥ Drink warm water with freshly squeezed lemon first thing in the morning to alkalize your body. Let this become your everyday routine.
♥ Have some ginger tea before the party; it will help digest food better, and prevent bloating and flatulence.
♥ Eat some protein before you go to the party; you will not be so hungry, seeking unhealthy treats.
♥ Bring your own special munchies and treats if possible; at least you know that they are without preservatives, additives and ingredients that you are allergic to.
AT THE PARTY: Enjoy yourself
♥ Enjoy holiday party foods, but be selective.
♥ Try not to mix a lot of different foods; your tummy will thank you.
♥ For every glass of wine drink two glasses of water...you will prevent dehydration and a hangover.
THE DAY AFTER: Replenish and detoxify♥ Probiotics are essential for intestinal health, especially if you suffer from stomach aches, cramps, and bloating. They will replenish good bacteria and facilitate elimination.
♥ Detox your body with fresh homemade juices made of dandelion, beets, apples and carrots. They are easy to digest, will detox your liver, and flush out alcohol. And if you think that your body requires more food, then try only easy digestible foods such as quinoa, brown rice etc.
Check my deliciously tasty treats at recipe section. They are easy to prepare and you can enjoy them all year around. They contain no bleached white flour or unhealthy fats.