There has been a small uprising in my kitchen in the last couple of weeks – namely the conflict of my desire to eat right with the temptation that is refined sugar, holiday baking, and holiday gatherings. I admit I succumbed to the temptation more than a few times.
I’m paying for the indulgences, I feel lethargic and have had a few arthritis flare-ups that I am quite confident I can link directly to some poor food choices (wheat, dairy, sugar). I’m 38 and I feel like I should know better, but I’m also human and prone to make mistakes and give into temptations. Thankfully, I do know how to get myself out of this hole I’ve dug.
It’s time for a small detox and a giant infusion of healthy, whole foods. Because we have a well stocked pantry full of nutritious and mostly homegrown fruits and vegetables, I’ll be detoxing my system with lots of green smoothies and big bowls of warming and body-nourishing soups, starting today with things like: an orange, peach, orach smoothie and sweet potato coconut soup and beans and rice. The hot & sour soup we made a few weeks back will be making another appearance soon too – all that goodness in one bowl might just be the thing to get us back on track.
How about you? Please tell me I’m not the only one who lacks willpower this time of year. How do you get your system back on track when you’ve overindulged?