So, the shopping is complete. By pure fluke I got nearly all my present shopping done in November, very out of character, the decorations are up and this morning I have done the Christmas food shop.
I have never felt so smug!
But pride comes before a fall so I’m bound to have forgotton something!
But, for the time being it is all under control. I’m going to have roast chicken with mashed swede, cauliflower cheese, roasted turnips, roasted celariac, sugar free cranberry sauce, pigs in blankets and chicken gravy.
Pudding will probably be a mince pie with cream, if I’ve any room left! That is one of the most noticable things I have found with eating low-carb, the actual volume of food I need has reduced massively. I tend to eat one main meal at lunchtime, a mid-morning snack and a snack or small meal in the evening.
This is why I try and ensure as much of the food I make as possible can be frozen, I’d never get through it otherwise.
I still enjoy sweet tastes with Splenda, but the sugar cravings I had in the past are long gone. I enjoy and appreciate my food so much more. It is now what it should have always been, nourishment, not a ‘treat’ or ‘reward’ or something that inspires guilt. We very often get more negative emotions tangled up with our eating habits instead of pleasant ones, but it doesn’t have to be that way. The Headspace app has courses designed to help with your relationship with food focusing on mindful eating and coping with cravings.
But getting back to Christmas Dinner, I know for a lot of people my lunch will be missing out on several traditions, no turkey, no goose, and worst of all, no sprouts! but I will be honouring my Mum’s tradition of roasting a ham with cloves and a little honey.
So, I’d like to wish you a very Merry Christmas with lots of good company and good food for you to enjoy.
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