Rest and Recovery
Christmas is such a joyous time! It's time for toasting and roasting and roasting and toasting and toasting and roasting.... On and on until our hearts (and tummies) are bursting! As the proud owner of a VERY sensitive tummy, I have been feeling all the toasting and roasting rather keenly. I have even been experiencing a touch of the bursting... What to do? What to do? Well, Dear Readers, what else is there to do except slam face first into "Rest and Recovery" mode.
Lets be realistic. The holiday season is not great for our tummies. We cook and bake and bake and bake some more. We mix, slosh, pour and toss back all manner of yummy beverages. We nibble and nosh. We gorge... There is no shame in it but the piper must be paid.
Create and stick to a workout routine which will help with digestion and relaxation.
Drink warm lemon water and/or drink ginger tea or eat ginger chews for same reasons.
That's it! I'm done with the advice. See? Wasn't that painless? I DO NOT believe in a life of deprivation. I certainly believe now is the not the time for moderation. I don't believe in cutting calories or fat during special times like the holidays; in fact, I believe that is ridiculous. Just be smart and relax into the bursting... When you have a special meal, I say indulge! What I try to do is eat smart the time leading up to special meal so if I know it's dinner, I have sensible foods all day so I can relax and indulge. I do my workout. I drink lemon water. I hope for the best and know bursting will be involved. If all else fails, carry antacids!
Please share any tips you have for settling tummies in the comments section. Enjoy!
Avid home cook and passionate instructor