joys of aip during holidays

Being AIP and managing an autoimmune condition can be…well, interesting

You never know where a secret allergen may be hiding

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Or what enlightening conversations you may have about your diet with your second cousin, Jerry

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Sometimes it seems like everyone around you is excited, while you’re just trying to act “normal” at the family gathering


 

Shopping for gifts can be exhausting just by itself

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But coordinating 100 family events, pageants and plays, while finding the perfect decorations for your festivus is just downright turbulent

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 For the most part, you just want to take a nap

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 And eat the whole plate of gluten-filled cookies

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But you’ll make due with sipping your AIP-approved “egg nog”

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And doing what you can to eat at your in-law’s house

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And praying there’s bacon on something so you can eat it

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But there’s good things, too!

 

Like finally getting that Instant Pot you’ve wanted for so long because it’s 70% off on Black Friday

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Or finding some AIP-friendly goodies in your stocking

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And oh, when you get that new AIP cookbook you’ve been wanting…well, kids’ excitement is nothing compared to your level of glee

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But the best things about being AIP at the holidays…

 

Are when someone makes you feel extra special by making you an AIP-friendly food item

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Patting yourself on the back while watching everyone in sweatpants and food comas while you’re sipping hot tea and thinking how fabulous you’ll feel in the New Year  

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And of course, when the holidays are finally over and you can finally unwind

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Happy holidays, everyone! 🙂

psst… did you like this Buzzfeed-style post? Then you’ll love this one! 20 Things Only Someone With an Autoimmune Condition Will Understand 

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