It’s that time of the year again, you know, the coming big festival (or in some countries, series of festivals 😉 ). The good news is that it’s the perfect occasion to catch up with family and friends. Bad news, when it’s also the easiest to pile on the pounds where the common malady during this time of the year is an expanding waistline and some tummy troubles.
We discuss the negative consequences from overindulgence on those oh-so-enticing festive delicacies and as hard as it may seem, how to remain trim and fit.
The number one mistake people make during the festive season is obviously binge eating.
People always think that it’s alright to binge eat during the holidays or on vacation because it’s ‘once in a blue moon’. This is the type of behaviour that people tend to have. Then, they go back to their regular routine the day after or at the end of their vacation.
Binge eating or overindulging may result in indigestion, stomach aches, bloating, diarrhoea, uncontrolled blood glucose for those with diabetes, uncontrolled blood pressure and more.
Having a healthy holiday is important but so is having a happy one. It’s a time of celebration! It is perfectly fine to enjoy your favourite rendang, peanut cookies, kuih lapis or kuih Kapit baked by your favourite aunt or a glass of colourful soda. However, do take note of any of your dietary restrictions and always follow your doctor’s advice with regards to any medication and their possible interactions with food and drinks, especially alcohol.