Christmas holidays are just around the corner and the shopping madness, festivities and overeating is going to begin. I still don’t know why most people, including me, blast off the Christmas dinner – I do the same on Thanksgiving – and then go resting their full stomach on the couch, regretting all the food they ate.
I’m a terrible example for my kids. We often have the Christmas dinner at my parents, and mother cooks amazing and I miss her food. That’s why, without thinking, I try to eat the entire Christmas dinner and regretting afterwards, because I feel sick and bloated.
The actual matter is not regretting minutes after eating. I feel the backlash of this compulsive eating many days after Christmas … until New Years I guess. This is lasts years story. I hope this year to count each bread crumb I intend to ingest.
So, when suffering from constipation, don’t do the same thing I did on Christmas holidays. Just enjoy this holiday by preventing bloating and pain.
But, in case you skip this article and didn’t get my advice, I still have some useful solutions for you to get rid of bloating and constipation after Christmas holidays.
Prunes – The Best Ally When Dealing With Constipation …
Drink 2 glasses of fresh prune juice – one in the morning and one in the evening. This way you’ll have immediate relief from constipation.
On the other hand, you can eat fresh prunes or raisins. Are as effective as the prune juice.
…and Olive Oil Will Save Your Ass, Literally!
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
There is no need to add lemon juice, especially if you don’t mind swallowing olive oil as such. But if it leaves you an unpleasant sensation. I recommend to add some lemon juice. All you have to do is consume olive oil in the morning on the empty stomach. You can take it later, but it must be before the meal. Honestly, I prefer the prunes, even if olive oil is more effective.
Important Advice: Christmas doesn’t last a month, try to recover quickly your daily routine.We all make an extra during parties and family gathering but try to do it just during the key days. During the rest of the holidays keep following your healthy food routine rich in plant foods along with physical exercise. It is also important not to do naps after meals, even though it is difficult! Go for a walk to help your bowel movement.