Feeling the pinch after Christmas and dry January hasn’t quite worked out…?


Feeling the pinch after Christmas, and dry January hasn’t quite worked out? …don’t I just know it! Food tastes just that bit sweeter and mulled wine is so delicious it gradually replaces your morning coffee… and before you know it you find yourself skipping down the supermarket aisle with a ready-to-assemble gingerbread house and half your body-weight in cheese! Oh the joys of Christmas!

Then all of a sudden you find yourself in your fluffy slippers watching Love Actually, with a mahoosive box of Celebrations, completely oblivious to the many many times your hand moves from box to mouth… mindlessly eating your way through all of the Malteaser chocolates (everyone knows those ones are the best!) but HEY – it’s Christmas you’re totally ALLOWED! Healthy eating goes out the window for the second half of December, everyone knows that…

Yes. You heard that correctly. Even us health junkies are allowed to indulge a little (or a lot!) over the festive period. Hey, give us a break, we’re only human!

Then quick, jump to January, and as if suddenly switching chocolate fingers to celery sticks isn’t hard enough, you then have the challenge of ‘Dry January’ where you test yourself to the max, trading in your large glass of wine for a sparkling water and swapping your 30 second walk to the biscuit tin, to a 30 minute jog on the treadmill!? (just makes you sweat at the thought of it!)

You find yourself frantically dusting off the juicer you received three Christmases ago, because it’s obviously wayyyyyyy better for you than your Nutribullet! (less pulp no?), and you begin to realise JUST how long it takes to get rid of the all the fruit and veggie skins, then you have to clean the damn thing, and the blades, and the tube thing, and the other tube thing, and the smusherer… and then realise you need to keep this up on a daily basis!!

So back comes the Nutribullet (what were you thinking putting that away you fool!?) and that sparkly new spiralizer you got for Christmas! And before long you’re sipping smoothies and spiralizing EVERYTHING… courgettes, carrots, beetroot, butternut squash, sweet potatoes…. normal potatoes (a few curly fries are okay right?) Oh gawd, there’s the January detox out the window!

And breeeeathe. You’ve got there! It’s February. Totally acceptable to be normal once again.

[Photo credit: Maria Ilal/Shutterstock.com]

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