The holidays are a time to bask in the warmth of time spent with friends and family. We rejoice. We enjoy. We stress.
This holiday and holidays that have passed I always seem to stumble across articles that discuss the subject of holiday eating and “how tos” on not over-eating on Thanksgiving or Christmas.
I say… one day a year of enjoying a holiday feast on the real holiday will not haunt you for life. It is the 50-ish days in between that we really have to watch out for. Around my office, someone is always bringing in holiday goodies and sampling. There are lots of parties to attend and all involve food. Let’s be honest. It’s not always easy to “be good” around the holidays.
It’s so easy to fall into a pit filled with sugar cookies, peanut clusters and buckeyes around this time of year. That is why, I have come up with a “holiday plan”. Just a gentle reminder that I have compiled in list form so that I have a plan of action.
1. Before Thanksgiving, watch what I eat. This includes Halloween candy. Reese’s Peanut Butter cups are hard to ignore.
2. Thanksgiving — enjoy the day, enjoy the people and enjoy the food.
3. After Thanksgiving, watch what I eat. Sample a cookie or goodie here or there but don’t make it a priority. It is okay to say no to things like this.
4. During the month of December, start holiday baking but only sample here or there. Keep moderation in mind for the kids as well.
5. Christmas Eve & Christmas Day — enjoy the day, enjoy the people and enjoy the food.
6. After Christmas? Business as usual.
New Year has never been a big thing for me. Nine times out of ten, I fall asleep before the ball drops.
What is your holiday plan when it comes to weight loss?