What with office holiday parties, special events and festive gatherings with friends and family, you might think it would be difficult to stay on the Candida Cure 90-day Program this time of year, without succumbing to temptation. It’s actually easier than you might think to survive the holidays while staying on track. Here are a few tips to see you through.
First, when invited to attend an event, offer to bring a dish – an appetizer or dessert. That way you’ll be sure of something to eat, and you won’t be forced to scour the buffet table for something “safe”. If you have the Candida Cure Cookbook, you know there are tons of recipes in there you could choose from that would be sure to please all. Try the Spinach-Artichoke Dip or the Pecan Paté. Bringing dessert? No one can resist Lemon Bars.
You could also get some recipe inspiration from another cookbook and substitute out ingredients to make it more program-friendly.
My second tip is go into each holiday event with the right attitude. If you focus on feeling deprived because everyone else is having a great time indulging, then you’re going to feel defeated from the beginning. Shift your perception to how good you’re feeling and how good you’re still going to feel in January, when everyone else is left with a food hangover because they over indulged for a month. You’ve made this commitment to honor your body – be proud of that. And if someone asks you, “why are you not eating or drinking this or that”, just tell them that you choose to eat this way so that you can feel your absolute best.
The holidays are really about spirit and love. Your spirit of commitment to love yourself is awesome – don’t forget that! Wishing you and yours the most joyful of holidays!