Attending events and social gatherings is difficult for me. Which makes even the thought of the holiday season overwhelming. I feel the joy that the holidays bring, being with loved ones and being thankful, and I want to participate as much as possible. I want to celebrate.
But I have to be careful.
Because of SPD, I need to pace myself. I can’t attend everything, and I need to be aware of what will happen to me after I do attend.
Having SPD affects my digestion and overall gut health, so I have to eat mainly gluten-free and plant-based in order to feel good. Which is really difficult during social events and even more difficult during holidays.
No one, including me, really wants to eat a tofu turkey.
Around the holidays, I am surrounded by things I want to eat, but know I shouldn't. Like breads, cheeses, dips and...