Today’s tip is not a FODMAP tip but rather a mental health tip!
It’s important every now again to take a personal pulse check. Check in with yourself and ask, “How are you feeling today?”
Maybe you feel happy, relaxed and/or calm but maybe you find yourself feeling a bit frenzied, too busy and stressed? Or maybe you just feel something in-between.
Last week I presented a talk on FODMAPs at Massachusetts General Hospital. Generally it takes me about 45 minutes to get to Boston from my home. But traffic was awful and it took me over 2 hours to get into the city. I was so worried I would be late for the talk. It was soooooo stressful! 🙁
But I made it to the talk on time, with time to spare, and my talk went perfectly fine. Phew! But…what I did learn….was that the stress can really made me feel tired and beat up. What I really needed was a weekend of doing nothing. So…that is exactly what I did….nothing! Honoring and listening to your body is so important especially when you are dealing with chronic health issues.
Instead of running around like a crazy person this weekend …I took it down a notch and relaxed. I snuggled with my chocolate lab, Lucy and hung out with my family. It was just what I needed.
And guess what? I started this week feeling relaxed, rested and ready to go.
So…check in with yourself every now and again. And take a well needed time out when you need it! It’s all good….and you deserve it!
And to help you feel more happy…I have a cookbook give-a-way! Artisanal Gluten-Free Cupcakes!! A sweet little book with amazing gluten free cupcakes recipes from strawberry shortcake to lemon blueberry cupcakes. Not all of the recipes are low FODMAP–but many can be adapted by subbing in lactose free milk and lactose free sour cream (Green Valley has a lactose free sour cream in the US). So leave a comment about how you relax and chill out when you are tired and need a break if you interested in a chance of winning this cute little book!
Coming soon….a new low FODMAP cookbook with amazing recipes! Low-FODMAP 28-Day Plan book give-a-way! …and of course… more FODMAP news and more give-a-ways too!