So detoxing during the run up to Christmas sounds like a fab idea – you will feel great on the big day itself, you will avoid piling on the pounds and look great in that new outfit.
But of course, you have to navigate the Christmas parties. And in addition, it was Ben’s birthday this weekend – roll on the birthday cake
I didn’t have a slice, but I may have had a nibble or two of the mixture while I was making it Not detox friendly at all!!!
So what did I eat at our Christmas party, and Ben’s birthday – well, I tried to stay on track. Here it is:
I started the day with a healthy concoction of my own – a coconut and cashew maqui mousse. I filled up on some good fats with the cashew nuts and chia seeds, added in almond milk and maqui powder, and I stirred in a dollop of coconut yogurt before serving.
I was up mega early, and when that happens I lose all resolve, so I ended up nibbling on cake mixture while I put together Ben’s cake. Thankfully I followed it up with two back-to-back exercise classes to work it all off.
When I got home I made Ben a cup of tea and cut him a slice of cake – that’s his piece above. I had a peppermint and liquorice tea and some homemade kale chips (made on the dehydrator – so still raw), made with a dressing of tofu cream cheese mixed with nutritional yeast.
We walked into town and picked up a bit of shopping before I made lunch.
We went to the hotel for our Christmas party to meet my sister and brother-in-law. They went off to the swimming pool and sauna while we settled in and had a look around.
Time soon came for us to get ready and go down for our meal. Alcohol is off the menu, so I stuck to water all night. Thankfully I’m not a big drinker, but I did meniton that it was Ben’s birthday
The turkey dinner wasn’t bad – I gave the sausage and the stuffing away, and poured the gravy onto Ben’s plate – Happy birthday love! I served myself a nice portion of sprouts (overcooked) and carrots and I stayed away from the cranberry sauce on the table.
For dessert I had ordered the christmas pudding with no brandy sauce or cream. Dried fruit are not allowed on the detox, so I had one mouthful – just to try it and left the rest. To be honest, I probably woudn’t have done any different if I hadn’t been on the detox – I’m not a big pudding eater anyway.
Then we partied the night away!
How do you cope with your dietary needs when you eat out? Is it particularly difficult at Christmas?