Don’t Eat Yourself Uncomfortable This Holiday

Traditional Christmas FoodsBefore the holidays get into full swing, start preparing your gut’s digestive capacity with probiotics.

Eat more slowly while talking a little less during meals. You can slow down by chewing more.

Try to avoid mixing in too many sugary items with whatever you eat.

After a bout of heavy eating, take a walk.

A tablespoon or two of organic, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar in water is very helpful. You can take it before, during, or after a meal or party snacking.

When you’re home, you can make a strong peppermint tea and drink it.  Many swear by peppermint tea for digestive issues of all sorts.

Some do well with fresh chamomile tea before bed time as well.

Ginger tea or capsules usually work well for stomach problems. You can make the tea by boiling thin sliced ginger root, enough to cover the bottom of your pan, and let it simmer for around a half-hour.

And, of course, you don’t have to eat until you’re stuffed 🙂

The holidays are a time for rejoicing and celebrating.  We’re not sure when that came to mean eating so much that you felt utterly uncomfortable.  That is not the rule.  You can be more conscious of what and how much you consume.  It’s our experience that this approach will contribute to you having both a happy and healthy holiday!

You can celebrate and RELAX at the same time.  a study published in the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology from December of 2011 notes that people who had an attitude of forgiveness and self-compassion after one high-calorie setback were less likely to give up and keep bingeing.  (http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/12/01/holiday-health-tips/#ixzz2DapbcPfx)  You can enjoy a little holiday spirit and, perhaps, even overindulgence without sacrificing your health goals.

 

Eggs are a great source of choline, an often overlooked but essential nutrient for brain and nervous system development.

They’re also high in protein and are a good dietary source of vitamin D.

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