It’s a reality for many of us that the holidays are not a particularly stomach friendly time of year. Sometimes it seems impossible to get through the month without finding yourself with an upset stomach. It’s a time where we overeat, eat foods high in fat, and eat recipes with surprise ingredients you never saw coming.
Avoid your triggers
One of my least favourite decisions to make at a dinner party is to be hungry or feel sick. As someone with food allergies or intolerances I don’t want to leave early because of something I ate. Also I don’t want to behave like someone who is turning down everything and being a food snob.
My tactic is to avoid both situations by having a healthy snack available, like a protein bar or some veggies. Obviously choose a snack that avoids of all your triggers, such as gluten and lactose, and still leaves you satisfied. Grabbing one of our bars is a tasty option, and only contains 150 calories!
Enjoy the benefits of peppermint
It may be the time of year for skinny peppermint mochas and candy canes lattes but it’s not exactly the mint we are talking about. Drinking peppermint tea can help relieve your stomach symptoms before or after a meal.
Peppermint has a calming effect on your intestines relieving many symptoms such as abdominal cramping and pain as well as bloating. Peppermint tea is also a great solution before bed to make sure you have a solid sleep.
Stress is also linked to causing stomach discomfort. Peppermint can relieve stress symptoms, so take a bath and add a few drops of peppermint oil. Also try our Chocolate Mint Simply Protein Whey Bar as a snack in between meals.
Eat what you love
Sometimes it hardly seems fair to watch your friend eat every dessert they like over the holidays. We don’t want you to miss out on the dessert fun over the holidays just because you are gluten-free! If you have to steer clear of the traditional desserts you can try our Peanut Butter Chocolate and Cinnamon Pecan Bars as a dessert you can call your own!
Fun fact: cinnamon has been shown to lower the effect of high fat meals which is perfect over the holidays…
We hope you enjoy your holiday parties and get through without even a hiccup.
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