Let the days of regret after the holiday celebrations be a thing of the past. Every meal is an opportunity to create or destroy health. This season of celebrations and thereafter, choose to give yourself and your loved ones the gift of health.
How to avoid fatigue and inflammation?
If you are going to a party or have your own, here are some tips to stay healthy and free of inflammation and avoid the fatigue that dreams of coming after a diet disorder from eating too many meals or not very healthy meals.
Eat a healthy snack before the holidays
If you’re going to a party where you don’t know exactly what the hosts will be serving, have a healthy snack before you go. Calming your hunger will help you make more rational and healthy decisions at the party. So if you decide to eat that cookie, you will decide to do it rationally rather than compulsively, and move on.
Avoid snack plates
Plates with fried foods, peanuts, and other snacks are common around the holidays and are the worst for causing inflammation and fatigue. While it may be instinctive for you to be able to grab a handful of them, avoid them. These snacks typically contain inflammatory oils, such as canola or soybeans, and inflammatory grains, such as wheat. The inflammation is not worth celebrating.
Keep it simple
There is usually a healthy option around the holidays. Since most vacation gatherings feature veggies and meats, making it easy to fill up on these nutrient-dense foods is a great idea.
Share a healthy dish that you like
What better way to share this holiday season by showing your friends that eating healthy can be delicious? Share some food made by you that is healthy, it is a great idea for a party. Making a delicious recipe and bringing it to the party will also give you at least one thing you can eat.
Opt for grain-free alcohol
Obviously, not including alcohol is the healthiest option, but perhaps you should have better alternatives so that you can spend the holidays more easily. Avoiding grain alcohols, specifically those made from grains that contain gluten, is a good goal. Instead of beer, opt for hard ciders. Wine, tequila, brandy, cognac, and rum are also all grain-free alcohol options. There are even spirits made exclusively from grapes or potatoes. In moderation, these are the smartest options for you.
Avoid the classic sugary drinks of these celebrations
Going for classic sugary lattes from these celebrations that are sold in the big chains are absolutely loaded with sugar. Opt to make your own holiday lattes at home.
When you’re at a party and you don’t know what ingredients were used in sauces, try to avoid them when you can. The wheat flour is commonly used in recipes for gravy and sauces often have refined sugars.
Take natural medicines beforehand
If you know that you may end up eating something that doesn’t agree with you, try taking digestive enzymes, probiotics, and anti-inflammatory nutrients like turmeric before the party. While it is not something that will allow you to eat everything in sight, it can help soften the blow if you have a bomb hit with sugar or gluten.
Don’t be afraid to say no
If you’re at a party and they offer you something that you know isn’t a good fit for you, it’s okay to politely say no. Sometimes we are afraid of offending, has someone’s day been ruined because they refused a cookie or a drink?
At your own party, prepare everything healthy
When you are having a party on your own, it is obvious that you will have better control over the quality of the food. Instead of conventional free-range meat, opt for organic. Beef must be grass-fed, chicken, turkey, and ham must be free range.
Try to make grain-free desserts
Once again, when you’re planning your party dinner, make desserts using gluten-free and grain-free flours like coconut, almond, hazelnut, and tapioca. Grains are not always the best option when it comes to eating healthy.
Relax and enjoy the good times
Stress is not good for your health either. Don’t make healthy foods a source of anxiety. Make a conscious effort, logical choices, then relax and enjoy your time with family and friends. Being a nervous health freak is not helpful in making healthy choices in a sustainable and realistic way.