Holidays Come and Go
Monday, July 05, 2010
Holidays come and go. Our choice remains the same: to follow our food plan or to overeat.
Holidays are often associated with an abundance of food. Some of us may be able to indulge for a day and get back on our plans the next. Then there are others who cannot. For those of us who cannot, indulgence for one day may mean a downward skid into losing control, in which despair follows. What kind of a celebration is it if we end up out of control and back in a trap of compulsive eating?
Everyday we celebrate our freedom by choosing to follow our food plans and abstaining from compulsive eating. During the holidays we can be free to enjoy them more by following our food plans and celebrating the rewards that follow. We are free from remorse, guilt and that terrible panic that follows indulging. Holidays are then blessings and not disasters.