From nogs to pies, it’s a wonder any of us can stay raw during such a decadent time of year. Don’t let the foods throw you off your diet! With smart packing, you’ll have no trouble staying true to you.
Eat Ahead of Time
If you know you’ll be out for a long time and haven’t eaten in a while, make yourself a meal before hitting the shops. Fruits are loaded with delicious carbs and help make veggie shakes too delicious. Nuts and seeds are also loaded with fats, making them an ideal tummy stuffer.
The single best thing you can do to avoid temptation is to pack food. You will get hungry, and you need to eat. Predict when you’ll be away from a raw snack and carry some munchies to tide you over. Kale chips, flax crackers, dehydrated veggies and fresh fruit are all easy to whip out in a bind.
Make sure you stay hydrated. Thirst can amplify cravings, making it that much harder to resist the smells of freshly baked pretzels. Drinking enough water also keeps your mind sharp and you feeling good. It’s a lot easier to turn down a temptation when you’re aware of how awful you would feel after giving in.
Ask for Help
You’d be surprised how many restaurants are willing to accommodate your needs. All you have to do is ask. If you’re at something less formal, like an airport, salads, fruit cups and nut packs are your best bet. Many smoothie places also offer a wider variety of raw mixes.
Being raw these days isn’t impossible. In fact, it’s easier now than ever to stick with uncooked meals to maximize your health and happiness. The holidays don’t have to be the end to your hard work. With the right planning and attitude, they’ll make you enjoy your raw diet that much more.