It’s a stressful world out there! And since your brain and digestive tract are in constant communication with one another, we don’t want that stress to ruin your ideal holiday. No one wants to spend extra time in the bathroom on Valentine’s Day. So we’re encouraging Regular Girls everywhere to be extra kind to themselves and especially their digestive systems. Here are some ideas for having an upbeat and positive day this Valentine’s Day.
1. Start the day well rested. Lack of sleep can make anyone irritable. On the night of February 13, turn off your electronic devices and turn down the temperature in your bedroom to 65 degrees. Lightly scent the air with calming lavender. Crawl between freshly laundered sheets and drift off to a deep, restorative sleep.
2. Treat yourself and your sweetheart to a special Valentine’s Lean Latte Breakfast Boost. You don’t want to spend the day feeling bloated or giving into food cravings that may make you feel less than your gorgeous self. High-quality whey regulates your appetite, turns off hunger signals and curbs your cravings. Plus, it includes Regular Girl’s fiber and probiotics, to help you radiate confidence from the inside.
3. Listen to your favorite tunes. Whether it’s romantic or upbeat, oldies or hip hop, music can help elevate your mood.
4. Take a cozy after-dinner stroll. Exercise helps to keep your digestive system in top form, and triggers endorphins (the body’s happy chemicals that make you feel good all over). Plus, the fresh air will help to nourish your soul.
And it’s okay to indulge in a little chocolate from that beautiful heart-shaped box. Studies have shown that the flavanols found in cocoa beans are healthy for your heart. As an added bonus, some research has also shown that eating dark chocolate may enhance your mood. Now that makes us smile!