Happy to help/share my experience!
To be honest, I do have a little bit of issues when eating regular food again during the holidays; however, I have noticed the following (which might or might not make sense from a scientific point of view, I’m in no way a nutrition expert so this is just what I have personally observed):
- paying attention to chew food properly helps, in a way it makes the food I’m ingesting more similar to what I’m used to eat (and I think this is a good advice anyway when eating solid food, digestion begins in the mouth by chewing);
- paying attention to what I eat also is important - I’m originally from Italy, we do have a lot of good food there but it’s not always necessarily the healthiest/easiest to digest (pretty sure some other italian will come yelling at me at this point, but oh well). Carbs and sugar heavy meals are the most difficult and the ones I have the most troubles with, so I have to prefer vegetables and lean proteins over those (once again, I think this is just good advice overall anyway);
- this is possibly even more pure speculation, but I also think that my body (maybe gut bacteria?) have now become very used to the plant-based meals of JJ Active, maybe also the probiotics in it, so meat is now a little bit more troublesome to eat as well.
Overall, I think that when your body gets used to something, there’s always gonna be a transition period and some issues when things are changed - weirdly enough though, I have never experienced any problem at all coming back to the liquid diet after the holidays, but to be fair, it might also be that 1/2 weeks (I go back 2 weeks in the summer, 1 in the winter - hence the 3 weeks number I mentioned previously, in case you’re wondering ) are not enough for the gut bacteria to change so drastically to have an effect on that.