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As an Endo sufferer, I know how difficult the holidays can be on your body – especially in the times when your body is at its worst, or if you are around unsupportive or misunderstanding family.
Today’s post is going to be giving you some tips for getting through the holidays (or other special events!) and smoothly as possible.
During the holidays it is particularly easy to overeat on all the amazing foods, but overeating this just going to cause more abdominal pressure than you already have – along with more unwanted bloating. Eat until your full – or lots of small meals to give your body time to digest!
This is especially for those warmer climates however the cold can still dehydrate your body and by making sure your getting enough fluids, it will help to ensure you keep your energy up to get through those long days, and it will prevent you from retaining excess fluid which also causes bloating and abdominal pressure!
Rest When You Can
Knowing the holidays are full on, long and busy days means that taking a much-needed rest and/or nap is nothing to be ashamed of. You need to listen to what your body is telling you and It may just help you get through the holiday unscathed!
Don’t Be Afraid to Say No
This is one that many people (including myself) struggle with, but as I said before – it is crucial you listen to your body and you must not be afraid to say no if you feel like you just cannot physically cope with attending the event without exhausting yourself. I usually make an exception for major parties and events but I will usually say a polite no to the afterparty or follow on drinks! it’s your body – stay within its means!
As easy as it is to say, and a little more difficult to do, Accepting that the holidays are going to do more damage in exhausting, bloating and stressing you than your average days going to be the mental battle you have to face.
Just do your best, stay within your means and have a wonderful holiday season!
It’s really all you can do.