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Lola snacks Christmas IBS survival guide:

Lola snacks survival guide is here to help in your holiday celebrations, we want to give you a few tips for having a happy holiday season while managing your IBS. 

Plan ahead:  

Either your holiday meals or gifts to avoid last minute stresses, do or order as much of your holiday shopping as possible. The holiday season means there are so many things to do, so its easy sometimes to forget what you can and can’t tolerate. Such foods that can trigger IBS symptoms are Brussel sprouts, Broccoli, Mince pies, Christmas puddings, Garlic, Onions, and High fat sauces.


Know your limits:

Its easy to think that just because its the holidays that there are no limits! And that you need to get in as much delicious food and drink as possible. Well… your stomach might say otherwise. Remember what you can and cannot eat in large quantities. Enjoy your food and eat slowly, take your time eating, and avoid overeating.

Take some time outside:

Being cooped-up inside for long periods of time is not good for anyone, especially when you think about your physical health. During the festive season there are many activities both inside and out, but remember to have fresh air be part of those activities. Go for a walk and enjoy the fresh air, this helps not only your physical health but your mental health, for those moments of stress or overwhelmingness.

Chill Christmas:

IBS can lead to abdominal cramps, pain, discomfort and nausea. Staying calm during the holidays is a difficult task but there are some tips that can help; taking slow deep breaths, practicing mindfulness and having relaxation hobbies like reading or meditating. Above all, this time of year should be one where you can relax and enjoy - spend time with loved ones and some time by yourself. Keeping chill during the holidays doesn’t just mean the weather! 

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