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Boxing Day Hangover

Waking up boxing morning feeling stuffed full of turkey and regret, did I really eat that much yesterday?

The ‘Christmas’ excuses can start early with all the Christmas parties, nibbles and cocktails. This just starts the cascade of sugary treats which leads to increasing the desire for more sweet things.

All of our resolve goes out of the window with the false conviction that it will be alright, it’s Christmas!

Why did I indulge so much?

It’s not surprising really, scientists have found that sugar is addictive and stimulates the same pleasure centers of the brain as cocaine or heroin. Just like those hard-core drugs, getting off sugar leads to withdrawal and cravings, requiring an actual detox process to wean off, but unlike alcohol, tobacco, caffeine and drug addictions, we can’t stop eating food!

I wanted to share this with you as the festive season can allow our sugar demons to run wild and take over quite often leaving us feeling guilty.

If you too are feeling bloated and slightly ill from eating and drinking too much, please forgive yourself, we are only human and even though the celebrations are not yet over you can chose to make better choices, simply do the best that you can, by making the best choices you can. Each and every decision you take to look after your body counts. You don’t need to be a party pooper – just care for your body as you would care for your very best friend.

If you want to make next year, the year that you become the person that you want, to make better choices to allow you to be the best version of yourself you can possibly be then look out for my programs that will be available from January 2017 or contact me for a one to one session.