Remember how magical the holidays were when you were a kid? Making sugar cookies, going to see Santa Claus, opening presents? It doesn’t take long for reality to set in when you become an adult. December suddenly becomes about writing out cards, slaving away in the kitchen to host a holiday meal, and trying to squeeze shopping and wrapping into days that are already too busy. The season can become even more challenging for those of us on a limited diet. Party food can be difficult to pass up, but may lead to some ugly consequences in the days following for those who are highly sensitive.
Here are some tips to help manage the “magic” month of December:
If you are anything like me, when you hear the stomach flu is going around you hit the panic button. It is especially challenging when you have small children who bring the virus home and then pass it on to whomever the lucky person is who is taking care of them. I have said many times I would pay a monthly premium to prevent the stomach flu from hitting my house. Since there is no such option, here is some information from Dr. Sprecher on how best to prevent getting the dreaded virus this winter: