Christmas, a time of light and colour, whether you’re in Holland or Hawaii (flowers in Kauai market). . Not the time to start a diet, automatically we’ll over-indulge this time of year. It’s in our DNA. . Once upon a time, not that long ago nor far away, we would have plenty of fruit, nuts and roots to carry us through till late December. Then, with the fodder gone, we would have to slaughter most of the cattle😔. Leaving us with enough meat to carry us through hopefully till spring, which we’d pray would come early. Inevitably, sometime in February, we’d have to start tightening our belts. Leading to Lent, a natural time to fast and cleanse the body. . So don’t despair if you’re finding it impossible to lose those pounds now. Instead, go with the seasons (ritucharya in Ayurveda). December is the time to build a layer of fat for the cold of winter. . Trust nature, trust your body!