Surviving holiday feasts. So, here’s the deal: holidays are awesome for food lovers, right? But turns out, they’re also like a battlefield for our diets. A fresh survey of 2,000 cool folks in the US spilled the beans: 72% are super pumped about holiday food, but a whopping 65% are low-key terrified about what it does to their diets.
Food Frenzy Alert: Stats Incoming
When the holiday season kicks in, brace yourself: 75% of us munch more often throughout the day. And get this, 76% switch up their eating habits more than any other time of the year.
Over half (that’s 51%) are feeling like they’ve eaten a bit too much. And guess what? It comes with some not-so-fun side effects—think occasional constipation, indigestion, and acid reflux. Yeah, not the holiday cheer we signed up for.
Here’s the real kicker: 93% of us have hit constipation at some point, and for 43%, it’s basically a regular thing. And surprise, surprise—70% feel the constipation creep more during the holidays and while traveling.
Food Trouble Makers Unveiled
Blame it on the turkey (44%), pecan pie (41%), and those irresistible potatoes (39%). Oh, and don’t forget the favorite holiday drinks—chocolate milk (45%), non-alcoholic eggnog (38%), and the classic hot cocoa (38%). They’re all in cahoots with occasional constipation.
Expert Advice in Layman’s Terms
Dr. Marjorie Marin, the brain behind Prunelax, drops some wisdom: our bodies aren’t vibing with these holiday food switches. But hey, she suggests going natural for the rescue. Natural-based solutions are the MVPs here, especially when you’re on the go.
The Stress of Digestive Discomfort
No surprise, two-thirds of us are sweating over holiday meals causing digestive chaos. And get this—a whopping 7 in 10 spend extra time in the bathroom during holidays, all thanks to that discomfort.
Survival Guide: Tricks & Tips
So, how do we dodge this gut drama? Well, more than half (that’s 51%) get their game on before eating: upping their water game (53%), popping acid reflux meds (47%), or loading up on fiber (45%). And hey, 27% are down for natural laxatives.
Listen to Your Bod
Dr. Marin drops another truth bomb: tuning in to what your body’s saying is key. Ignoring the signals? That’s a surefire way to feeling mega uncomfortable. So, friends, listen up and take those pre-emptive measures to avoid the belly blues.
That’s the lowdown, folks—holiday food is a party, but let’s not forget to keep our bodies happy amidst the feast frenzy!