I love cookies! I've been called a cookie monster, in fact. So when Christmas came around, I had bags and tins filled with my fave's!
How can I resist them when they're in the house?
I justify by saying, "'tis the season!". But I know if I keep it up, I'll have a lot of work to do to de-sludge.
Sugar and flour create a blockage in the digestive flow of the body.
Have you ever noticed breaking out with pimples after a cookie / sugar binge? Or worse, feeling constipated?
Take it to the next level, and have you noticed how much harder your workouts/yoga classes seem? And the weight gain. And the heaviness. Ugh.
It's the sugar, people.
Our bodies don't like it, to say the least.
But my mouth certainly does!
So, how to have your cake and eat it too in the New Year?
You may recall my blog about 'eating when in Rome' and how you can have it all, just not all at once - as long as you treat your body like a checks and balance system.
Focus on the good.
Just remember to keep putting good into your body instead of all the not-so-good.
Keep it in check!
Especially when I go on a cookie bender, I make sure to drink my shakeology to get my dense nutrition, antioxidants and adaptogen herbs in, and I try to eat light the rest of the day, often times skipping dinner if it works out that way, so my stomach can fully cleanse.
There are many things to do to feel lighter and brighter again - take a yoga class to twist it out, fast the next day, drink shakeology, or eat simple and healthy.
The easiest though?
Drink hot water.
Fill your thermos with just off a boil of hot water and take 2/3 sips every 15 minutes throughout the day.
Hot water cleanses your lymphatic system, where the sludge from the cookies can settle in.
You'll feel lighter in no time!
Of course there's always a 3 day refresh cleanse you can do with me if you've really de-railed. Send me a message, or reply to this blog if you're interested in details on feeling better in the new year.
Til then, have a Happy, Healthy New Year!