Maybe you have been eating ‘many things’ over the last couple weeks you shouldn’t have.
The truth is, holiday treats are wonderful, especially when enjoyed in the company of friends and family. But now that the holidays are over, how do you get back on track?
Depending on will power alone doesn’t work either. The harsh truth is, if you have ‘forbidden fruits’accessible in your home, sooner or later your will-power will fail.
The no fail plan is to get rid of the all the party foods as soon as possible. Increase your protein foods to help balance your blood sugar. Reduce carbohydrates overall. Increase your fibre food.
Make sure you have plenty of healthy fruits and vegetables in you fridge.
Starving for real food?
Restoring our taste for real food does take an adjustment period. Ponder that you have probably eaten your body weight in stuff over the last two weeks, but you still might be essentially nutritionally starving. This starvation sets up a perpetual craving which we fill with more empty and de-vitalized foodstuffs.
These are two of my favourite winter salad recipes:
Restore your nutritional balance with mineral rich winter salads. ~Scandinavian Winter Salad
- 4 large beets (the lazy way is to cook overnight in slow cooker on low – cool and peel)
- 3 large carrots grate in food processor
- Grate beets and carrots in food processor
- Chop ½ Cup green onions
- 1 Cup chopped parsley
- Mix in large salad bowl
- ½ Cup light tasting oil (Organic Grapeseed)
- ¼ Cup apple cider vinegar
- Herbamere or sea salt
- 1 tsp of ground thyme and 1 tsp coriander
This gets better when covered and marinated in the fridge for an hour or so.
Arame carrot ginger salad with peas & rice noodle
Pour boiling water over rice vermicelli and cover with lid to soften while you prep the rest of the ingredients.
When soft, strain the water off and rinse noodles well with cold water. Strain again.
- Soak 1 Cup of Arame (sea vegetable that looks like black noodles) in enough cool water/rice vinegar to cover until soft (1/2 hour)
- Defrost 1 Cup of Green Peas under cold running water
- 3 large carrots – grated
- 1 green onion sliced thin or thinly sliced red onions
In a salad bowl add:
- ¼ cup rice vinegar
- ¼ cup warm brown rice syrup or agave syrup
- 1 Tbs water
- 1 Tbs vegetable oil (avocado or grapeseed)
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 tsp grated ginger root
- ¼ tsp toasted sesame oil
- A little hot stuff (chili dipping sauce)
- Drain Arame and add it to dressing – mix well
- Toss in the carrots and onion
- Add peas and toss again lightly
- Add the noodles and toss well
This little gem of a salad has been my mainstay over the last week. This is the perfect antidote to a system that has had too much of everything. The fresh ginger supports the digestion of the small intestine. If raw food is not your thing, you can lightly cook the carrots and peas.
Strategies for Recovery
- Digestive Enzymes
- Digestive Tonics
- Anti-Parasite Formula
- Vegetable Juice
- Vege Greens
- Flor.essence tea
- Heavy rich food
- Deep fried foods
- If you shouldn’t eat it, don’t buy it
- Don’t make it, or if you must, create a healthy version of it
- Prepare healthy foods to eat in the home
Many people eat all the time in the party zone
When party foods become the staple diet, what do you do for a treat?
I remember my daughter’s 13th birthday. We had chocolate cake. OMG! and ‘make your own pizzas’ and movies on DVD. OMG.
It was a party fail. The kids that she invited ate party food at home on a regular basis. They watched movies at home. It wasn’t a special activity. We would have had to try an awful lot harder to impress that jaded crowd.
Never Look BackEven if you have overdone it by eating too much weird stuff at one time, don’t bother with the guilt stuff.
Don’t look back but give your system a few days to settle. Freeze left overs rather than be tempted to eat them up. You will enjoy all that heavy food and party food another day.Nelda McEwen has been practicing as a Medical Intuitive in SW Ontario for over 25 years; counselling individuals and families, as well as offering her signature ICH training to other Medical Intuitives in the health field. Nelda’s professional research has been acknowledged and published in the Professional Kinesiology Practitioners Manual. The PKP program is recognized through the International Kinesiology College of Zurich Switzerland.