It is hard to stick to a healthy eating plan with visions of sugar plums dancing in your head or tables full of Christmas sweets. It is hard to avoid being around “bad” food during Christmas, but there are a few simple ways to stay healthy and keep that yeast from taking over your body during the holidays.
The easy solution is not to go to any Christmas parties or any relatives houses. But since most of us want to actually enjoy the holiday season, we have to find a way to stick to our program when faced with sweet tempations.
At the Christmas party as the wine is being poured, feel free to have one glass…..the rest of the night use that cute little wine glass to drink water out of. You will find that water is a lot more tasty when consumed in a fancy glass. If wine isn’t your weakness, chances are its chocolate.
If you are invited to a party, offer to bring an extra dessert or just show up with one as a nice gesture. Make the dessert yeast free. Most likely no one will be able to tell, especially if you make the yeast free Hot Fudge dipping sauce. Bring that along with some fruit for dipping. Then when you are staring down a table full of sweets, there is something you can actually eat.If sweets aren’t your thing, perhaps it is just the need to “graze” at parties on all the cheese and crackers. Survey the whole table. Find the meats and go with those first. If there is a little cheese or some kind of spread, it is okay to partake as long as you add some protein and keep it minimal.
The biggest problem over the Christmas season is overeating. Be wise. Eat in moderation. And if Christmas Eve or Day you find yourself unable to resist the temptation, eat what you want. Just don’t overdue it. Try eating yeast free the whole week leading up to Christmas….then if you cheat on Christmas day it won’t be hard to start over yeast free the next day.
Most importantly, try to relax and have a very Merry Christmas!
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