I mentioned to a friend that I felt ick following a recent vacation. “Do you let yourself go when away?” The sad part is, I don’t. I tend to eat, more or less, the same way when I’m away. But..all meals are out and there’s more booze, for sure. When we got home, we didn’t have access to our kitchen (we refinished our floors). My husband was thrilled- all meals out, his favorite. I missed home cooking. My body missed home cooking too. I decided to really reign it in. I watched portions and skipped extras (cheese in salads etc). Guess what? I still felt gross.

It wasn’t until this week that I could cook. I made simple, light dinners, didn’t have alcohol and it’s only been a few days and I feel back to me.


I can’t be out every night, even if I’m eating oysters and salads, and have a drink and feel good.

My mood dips if I drink too many days in a row and my clothes just don’t fit the way I like.

If you’re finding you don’t feel as lean as you’d like, take a few days and ensure all meals are homecooked. Skip all alcohol and I bet you’ll come to the not-so-new realization I did.

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