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Author: andreaharrill

8 ways to politely say “NO” to food pushers

“You’re not going to have any of my stuffing?? But I made it just for YOU!”

– Grandmothers everywhere

 

We’ve all been there. You’ve got this super slick plan for how you are going to navigate the holidays and not overdo it this year. Because you are 100% NOT overdoing it.

Until Grandma guilt trips you into another piece of pie.

15 Tips for Tricky Holiday Food Situations

“I can’t eat another bite.” [5 seconds later…] “Oh look, pie!”

– Everyone on Thanksgiving

The months of November and December are notorious for being challenging. With all the indulgent foods, sweets, and adult bevvies…temptation is everywhere. ALL. THE. TIME. The holidays can really derail even the most focused of individuals.

So I say, “Not this year holidays…not this year.”

The Gut & Brain Connection: Healing the mind through the gut

“Your gut and your emotions are a two-way street.”

– From the film Food Matters

I am sure you have experienced this interplay at some point in your life…butterflies before going out with your crush, uncomfortable bowels (read: diarrhea) before you had to give that uber-important presentation at work, upset stomach when you are feeling stressed or anxious…

This is our brain talking to our guts.

What is a leaky gut? And do you have one??

“All disease begins in the gut.”

– Hippocrates

 

Turns out, he wasn’t just being a dramatic…this is spot on.

This month, in the spirit of all the creepy, crawly, gross things that take center stage this time of year, I am focusing on gut health, in general, and all the [read: trillions of awesome] creepy, crawly bacteria that live in our digestive system.