I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that it’s less than one month away until Christmas! Living in a non-Christian country I’ve missed out on truly celebrating Christmas in the way many others do, but that aside, there’s always something to celebrate, birthdays, leaving dos, weddings, divorces… and hand-in-hand with celebrating comes food, usually plenty of it.
The older I’ve become, the less tolerant my body is to eating foods that differ from my regular diet, and this means when I give in to tasty temptations I always pay the price, in the guise of feeling heavy, sluggish, bloated, windy and plain tired, and my skin becomes blotchy, red and quite sensitive. Feelings of remorse soon follow, and I ask myself was it really worth it?
Every day this week there’s been an occasion and gathering to celebrate: a 50thbirthday yesterday, today a farewell, and it’s only midweek! There’s a few more celebrations to come before the end of this week, and my body isn’t feeling happy, so what am I going to do about it, and what can you do if you find yourself in situations similar to this in the build up to the Christmas and New Year period.
Unless you have a will of iron (or your jaws are wired up), opting out of (at the very least), indulging in some of these celebratory foods might be out of the question, but there are steps we can all take to minimize the unwanted effects of the party season and here’s what works for me the best:
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