What we ate after traveling for the holiday {video}

by purelytwins

Day in the life video – sharing what we ate after getting back in town from traveling.

One question we receive a lot is, “How do you start eating better after a weekend of over indulging?” We feel this is a very common question many women have.

How we approach what to eat after “indulging” a little more over a holiday has changed. We used to beat ourselves up with guilt for days/weeks. Over the years we have worked through a lot of mindset shifts around food and our emotions. One tip that helped us is we just start right back the next day with how we normally would eat. We don’t diet. We don’t cleanse. We just eat normally. We eat foods that we know our bodies like.

How to get back on track after a holiday weekend

We hope you enjoyed the video.

We hope our day inspires you that you don’t have to go to extremes to be happy and fit even with some indulging.

We know it can be hard not to feel guilty. We once had those same feelings.

We know how frustrating it can be to feel like you have no control over your cravings or how much you indulge.

We used to overeat then spend the next few days restricting what we ate and punishing ourselves with over exercising to help make us feel better.

How to get back on track with your fitness and diet after having fun over the holidays. Come see what we ate and how we get back on track.

But when you figure out your happy balance (your moderation) then getting “back on track” after a holiday won’t be so hard.

It takes practice.

We stopped feeling sorry. We stopped feeling guilty. We stopped making up excuses. We stopped abusing our bodies at the gym afterwards.

We had to stop stressing. This was huge for us to overcome.

We realized having fun is okay. We know our moderation. We know our balance. We know our bodies. We understand that having fun during the holidays doesn’t mean we are bad people or that we failed at reaching our fitness and health goals.


Our workout yesterday was only 16 minutes long. Nothing more.

We believe in keeping things simple. There is no need to abuse your body at the gym with working out for an hour+ to stay and get in shape.

That used to be us. We are grateful for where our journey has lead us with the short workouts we do now. They have made us stronger physically and mentally.


Plantain protein donut for post workout meal.

The perfect blend of carbs, protein and some healthy fats.

Eat to fuel your life!

More posts to help you get back on track:

6 tips for staying healthy and happy during the holidays

8 tips for getting back on track

Every time you eat ask yourself, “Will this make me feel good or bad? Will this make me feel guilty?” When you take the time to slow down it allows you to be more mindful around your indulgences, so it helps prevent binge eating. And slowing down helps you truly enjoy the experience of whatever you are having whether that is a glass of wine or chocolate cake.

How do you get back on track after a holiday?




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Samantha December 2, 2015 - 1:50 am

I was wondering if you had looked into histamine intolerance. I just found your site and noticed that pregnancy had helped acne. What I understand is that pregnancy causes increased manufacture of the DAO enzyme which eats histamine. My oldest daughter has had a terrible time with acne and the younger daughter has serious histamine buildup and eczema, so much so that we have an EPI-pen. We’re finding that keeping histamine levels really low with food choices and kitchen procedures plus taking DAO enzymes can really help. (histamine intolerance)

We’ve just made ourselves crazy with food lists and now are having better luck with this protocol (still gluten, grain, dairy and mostly nut free).

purelytwins December 2, 2015 - 10:21 pm

Thanks Samantha, we have heard about that before. Glad it is working for you. We will have to take a second look to see if it will help. Thanks!


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