One of the most important things to do over the holidays is to indulge without guilt. Embrace the decadence and you will then find control. Fighting it leads to binging and bad feelings! Let that shit go. Allow yourself the freedom of having that extra truffle or spoonful of stuffing. It feels really good :)
Don't forget - it isn't this way forever. The few days of indulgence are not going to set you up for years of over eating. No, no, no. You are way stronger (and more fabulous) than that. Come on. You are in control.
Here is some help:
After the festivities (say......January 1st?), you will drink fresh lemon juice and water every morning. This will help to gently cleanse your liver. Just saying.
You will make the following soup and have it for breakfast (yes, breakfast) or lunch for like a week. Or so. A few days. You know what I mean. It's ridiculously simple to make and digest. Your digestive system needs a break.
The peas in this soup will give you fibre (I don't need to tell you why that is necessary) and satisfy any sweet tooth. The sweetness from peas (or carrots) are a great way to "reset" your tastebuds from dessert overload.
The ginger, onion, garlic and mint are all combined to CLEANSE you. Your body will smile and feel lighter almost immediately. PS: Don't be afraid of salt, we need it. Sodium is an important mineral for us - like anything you just don't want to over do it.
Enjoy yourselves and relax. You've got this ;)
Cleansing Green Soup
1 16 oz bag of organic, frozen peas
1/2 onion, chopped
2 Tablespoons of fresh ginger, minced (add more if you love ginger!)
2 - 3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup fresh mint
1 Tablespoon cold pressed, extra virgin olive oil or grapeseed oil
salt and pepper
Heat the oil and saute the onion, ginger and garlic for 5 mins or so. Add your peas and then enough water to cover them. Simmer for 10-15 minutes. Let cool and put into a blender with the mint. You know, blend. With the lid on. Good thinking. Taste and add salt and pepper. Blend again. With the lid on. Taste and add more seasoning if needed.