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The Raw Recipe

July 4, 2016 • Tommy Adam

Actually I’ve been good and I am well and truly in Christmas mode although I haven’t got the tree up- we always try to do something arty that doesnt involve a dead pine tree and I haven’t quite figured it out yet.
I have been buying and making Christmas gifts though and having a very nice time doing it. One of the gifts that I often give is food, especially homemade chocolate or cookies or even jam as the plums start to ripen on our plum tree beyond our ability to eat them all. This year I have made many batches of the Bliss Balls, changing the recipe to reflect a more Christmassy feel, and tying them up in little cello bags with ribbons and giving them to friends.
Spending all that time in the kitchen making treats got me thinking, I really do believe there is no reason to put on 2kg over the Christmas/New Year period as apparently most people do. This is the season to look fabulous not fat and stressed. Plus here in the southern hemisphere we are all about to head off for our summer holidays at the beach and we want to be full of vitality, strong and healthy.
As a hypnotherapist I know that a lot of people battle with their feelings about food at Christmas – they feel they are missing out on treats if they dont have everything on offer. They think “if I am going to have one then I might as well eat them all” or “eat all of your food, there are children starving in Africa”. You’d be surprised how many adults can’t “waste” food because they heard that one as a child.
If your feelings about food are beyond “Hungry… need good food- had enough… need to stop” then you might want to gently investigate your relationship to food and how it impacts on your health, body and mind. The end of a year is always an opportune time to take stock of the past year and make plans for the new year.
Perhaps you could start by listing 10 things healthwise that you rocked at this year. Maybe you took up walking or the gym and stuck at it? Or inspired your family by cutting out junk food? Little things count. If you are having trouble thinking of 10 things then you are being too hard on yourself. In a whole year you have made 10 good decisions, I’d put money on it.
Now if you are up to it, 10 things that you didn’t rock at that in retrospect you could learn something POSITIVE from.

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