First post of 2018! Happy New Year! I’m sitting writing this post remembering previous years, in particular remembering how my diet would change around the holiday season to include way too many treats and indulgences that came with the spirit of the holidays.
While it was fun and enjoyable, I never liked the way I felt afterwards. Some years ago, every day of December I would eat a generous piece of chocolate chip pannetone with an espresso. I still remember it; it was comforting, delicious and it made the winter in England a lot more enjoyable. Needless to say, this was a time when I didn’t know much about food, so while enjoying my daily tea time treat, I was also quite depressed about having my face covered in acne. I didn’t understand the link between the two things then ( There were plenty of things I was doing wrong with my diet which were also to blame for my very bad skin days, as well as some awful “skincare” products ).
So what’s different now? Well, December of 2017 didn’t change my diet at all. I had a few more glasses of wine here and there and a few baked quinoa empanadas stuffed with beef and others with cheese, nut and caramelised onions that we got at this amazing bakery in Bogota. They were delicious and added a little festive touch to the season. Apart from that, I decided to stick to my regular diet and I’m really happy about it.
Is it not boring? But it’s the Christmas season! Don’t be so strict! Are some of the things some people might think, but the thing is, the diet I follow is delicious, it makes me feel amazing, gives me energy, makes me keep a healthy weight effortlessly and it keeps my skin clear. Why would I change it? For me personally, getting too much into “Christmas treats” would just set me back on my health journey. I would get acne, I would feel tired, I would get cravings for more and more of those foods and overall it wouldn’t be good.
And while I’m considering right now going for a nap since I’m quite tired after going to bed much later than usual for New Year’s Eve, I know that tomorrow I will be back to normal feeling good, doing my usual workouts, eating my usual foods and being able to focus on other things than “repairing the damage” done during the holidays.
While this is not something a lot of people would want to do, it is definitely something that works for me in many ways.
Do you change your diet much during the holidays? What’s your favourite food to eat during the holidays?
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