Keeping Your Gut Balanced Over Christmas

Keeping Your Gut Balanced Over Christmas

So you finally got your gut nice and balanced. Your eating probiotics and prebiotics you don’t have bloat for the first time in your life and your digestion is humming. But now there is Christmas just around the corner. What can you do to limit the damage?

Keep Stress At Bay

  • Do as much prep as you can the day before.
  • List everything you need and check the day before so there is no last minute dash to find the only shop that is open.
  • Make a food preparation list the night before.
  • Have vegetables cut up.
  • Put your meat into the roasting dish and put in the fridge ready to take out first thing in the morning to bring to room temp.
  • Have your breakfast prepared
  • Put your meat into the roasting dish and put in the fridge ready to take out first thing in the morning to bring to room temp.
  • Put your meat into the roasting dish and put in the fridge ready to take out first thing in the morning to bring to room temp.
  • If you can, prepare dessert.
  • Have snacks ready to go.

Alcohol

Watch your alcohol intake and counteract it effects as much as possible by drinking plenty of water in between.

Saturated Fat

Be careful of the saturated fat and starchy foods. Try sweet potato or pumpkin instead of potato. Fill up on plenty of vegetables and cut the fat of meat or eat a lean cut.

Slow It Down

Eat slowly and enjoy each mouthful, give you brain time to know when it is full so you don’t overeat. Don’t forget leave room for dessert.

Cut The Sugar

Cut down on as much sugar as possible in your dessert by substituting stevia and erythritol as the sweeteners. There are many beautiful recipes using these ingredients on Pinterest.


Move

Go for a walk after lunch to help you digest your food.

My Probiotic Rich Christmas Breakfast Parfait with Berry Compote

Ingredients

Makes 2

  • 4 Tbsp of low carb muesli toasted.
  • 4 Tbsp of low carb Berry Compote
  • 1 Tbsp of sugar free dark chocolate cut into small chunks
  • 2 Tbsp of Greek Yoghurt
  • 2 Tbsp of Coconut Yoghurt

Method

  • Layer the ingredients into nice glasses keeping some fresh berries and chocolate to decorate the top.
  • Refrigerate until ready.
Keeping Your Gut Balanced Over Christmas

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