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Temptations Of The Season ~ 4 Tips On How To Deal With A Night Of Over-Indulgence, and Why Hot Lemon Water Is Your Best Friend

Ugh.  So you did it again.  Remember the vows you made,  “I’ll only have a few carrots from the ‘veggie platter.'”,  “One small glass of white wine, with club soda in it….that’s it!“,  “Fruit, I’ll only allow myself fructose, nothing else!”  Then the good caterer showed up with the coconut shrimp, pot stickers, and mini fried eggrolls.  Followed by the Brazilians with their quality cachaca, limes, and sugar in tow, where they proceeded to crank out the caipirinhas all night.

How To Deal WIth A Night Of Overindulgence

So here you are.  Thoughts of self-loathing and disgust flood into your consciousness the next morning.  An extra 5 lbs of ‘pig-out retention’ glaring up at you from the scale.  The ‘loose’ jeans are buttoning a bit snug today.  There’s no going back now, and no use beating the crud out of yourself.  However, ‘damage control’ is the word for the next couple of days while your body and mind recover from the merry mayhem the weekend has wrought. overlay2

This advice is of course for everyone, but especially for those with FMS or any other chronic illness.  Your symptoms may be exacerbated by ‘over doing’ it.  Practice as much self-care as you are able the day after.  If possible, incorporate extra down time in a peaceful place to meditate on things your thankful for.  Concentrating on positive, edifying thoughts as opposed to negative, self destructive talk.  Whole foods are more important now than ever, as they will flush the extra toxins out of your body and lift your mood.


~Hot Lemon Water w/Raw Honey~



(excerpt from here)

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    jill conyers
    December 9 at 2:34 am

    Great tips that can be used throughout the whole year.
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      December 9 at 10:54 pm

      Thanks Jill!

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    December 9 at 12:46 pm

    Adorable kitty! Forget the jeans – wear cool-looking sweats!! 🙂 And great tips!

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      December 9 at 10:54 pm

      HA HA! Thanks Linda!

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    December 12 at 10:03 am

    Hi Red,
    Good to see you back on Real Food Fridays. I have missed reading your posts. I hope all is well. Thanks for sharing the your great tips especially the hot lemon water and the benefits of lemon. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted.
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      December 12 at 12:11 pm

      Thanks Marla! Well, first I’ve had 2 weddings and thanksgiving for 50 to contend with/ second, it being the holidays, some of the recipes posted aren’t exactly ‘Organic/whole food’ contenders! 😉 But, hope to be posting and sharing the ‘healthier’ foods soon! 🙂

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    Nikki Frank-Hamilton
    December 13 at 7:34 pm

    I so love the image at the top of the article! LOL That dog is ignoring that drink with all he has in him! That’s not me over the holidays!! Ha! I can be tempted! It’s funny, now that I’m gluten free it’s difficult to overindulge at someone else’s house, almost everything has gluten, I always end up eating what I’ve brought so I know I won’t be miserable! But, since we are spending the holiday at my house I’m sure that there will be tons of gluten free items for me to indulge in. Thankfully I also have a bag of lemons in my fridge! I think I need to start drinking the lemon water now, I could especially use it for lowering blood pressure and stress, both of those are issues with my disease, this could be a great help! Thanks so much! Happy holidays my friend!
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      December 13 at 9:02 pm

      Thank you so much Nikki! Happy holidays to you too 🙂 Try hot lemon water with honey in the morning before you eat anything, it really sets the tone for the day and settles the stomach. Love your comment as always, really appreciate your thoughtfulness 😉

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