Do you struggle to stay on track with your lifestyle diet during holidays?
I do! Even when I am staying alone, I’ve discovered!
Two months after an overnight change from omnivore to RAW VEGAN I experienced my first Easter. This was more than a decade ago! It was a full family gathering where 2 cars travelled ten hours to the West Coast of South Africa to the baby of the family.
I sailed through that Easter with relative ease. Even the chocolate on my pillow at night in the BNB didn’t derail me. I did try a sip of black coffee and a nibble of hot cross bun but turned away in disgust.
Being 100% raw vegan is far easier than 90% because food is addictive, IMO. Comfort food, cooked food, festive food, fellowship food. All these are temptations at holiday times or just simply when meeting up with friends or family. We love to treat ourselves and sharing treats is even more heartwarmingly tempting.
“Be Prepared” is good advice in these situations. Ways to survive holidays…
stock up on loads of special fruits and vegetables you normally might bypass due to expense. Buy those out of season black figs or Turkish apricots. Go on and treat yourself.
take plenty of your supplies with you to stay-overs knowing that hosts have no idea of the quantity of raw organic produce you munch through to obtain your daily calories.
if possible have a kitchen box of tools you need in order to make your delicious salads and smoothies. Such as sharp knives (this is a game changer), good peelers and shredders, a chopping board, salad bowl, travel blender, and a grater.
Boost your immunity, especially as the festive seasons approach. It may be no coincidence that colds are very prevalent over that time of year from late October right through to April when the world moves from one junk filled holiday to the next.
If all else fails — FAST for twenty four hours. When you have decided to treat yourself to the less healthful indulgences, then remember that it’s not the end of the world and that you can continue your chosen path of good health by giving your body a chance to detox. A twenty four hour fast (once a week is always a good health habit according to Patricia Bragg) will help you to be rid of the junk and get back on track to a continued vibrant life.
Live well and find the happy,
Merryl @ GreenSmoothie.com
P.S. Grandie was delighted with her handmade bunny!
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