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Holiday Fear

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Am I the only one that fears the holidays. I am trying to follow my diet plan, lose weight, and control my diabetes. However, I do all of the cooking for my large family on the holidays, and they are not dieting. So, I have to cook all of these tempting foods that I am desperately trying to avoid. I refuse to let my concerns ruin the holidays, especially for my grandkids. To me they are what make the holidays special. So, I will continue to make them all of their favorite foods and pray that my will power is strong enough to survive the holidays.
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    Add me to the "fear the holidays" crowd!! I have a weakness for shortbread and all it takes is one bite and I want to gobble down a whole bunch!! AND.. chocolates.. bad news too.. We need to be strong and try and keep to balance and moderation. I freeze alot of the goodies and try and just take out one or two at a time.
    1819 days ago
    This is an overall lifestyle change that you are involved in, not just a diet. You will eat as healthy as you can because you want your body to be nourished by good, healthy food! After all, you ARE what you EAT!! Maybe you will overeat a bit on this day, but you can average your calories out for the rest of the week! Good luck! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1829 days ago
    When I was "dieting" I would worry about the holidays. Now that I am engaging in a healthy lifestyle, I don't worry. I do my best to be mindful of my portions. However, if I do overeat, I don't beat myself up anymore. One less than perfect day of eating will not make or break a person's healthy lifestyle.

    Because this is a lifestyle change, not a diet. There are going to be days you eat more than others. And that's okay as long as it doesn't happen every day. You should enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner !! It's okay to have treats in moderation.

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    1829 days ago
    Yes, I fear the holidays. but also because it's my birthday in there plus my husbands, so whoo-eee, here we go down the eating trail. But....I have learned so much about portion control and itty bites to get along. I truly feel that I can get through everything with eating tons more healthy than I ever have in all my 53, soon to be 54 years! We can do it because our minds are so changed to a much healthier person over-all! I had to comment when I saw your blog title because of my fear too. A friend of mine had commented so that's how I saw it! Good luck to you! emoticon
    1829 days ago
  • DIANER2014
    Moderation is the key. If you deny yourself you're more likely to overeat. Keep your servings small and you should be ok. emoticon
    1829 days ago
    Wishing you the best. I agree that portion control will be very important with all the big delicious dishes that are being served. You are such a wonderful cook and I know your family appreciate the love you put into the meals. Take it minute by minute. emoticon emoticon
    1829 days ago
    Yes, I fear the holidays. Thanksgiving won't be so bad because my sister is having dinner at her house, so I can try to pick healthy foods when fixing my plate. But Christmas is at my house, and I've already gotten requests for red velvet cake, peach cobbler, hash brown casserole and macaroni & cheese.
    1830 days ago
    I gave up cooking the high caloric dishes and I basically just cook for myself. Just watch your portions and with the extra running around to get things done, that should burn a few calories. Enjoy your holiday.
    1830 days ago
    I also cook a lot of dishes that I don't get to eat! emoticon It makes me happy when my family likes them.
    1830 days ago
  • CAROL-
    emoticon Just be sure to measure your portions. Moderation is a good thing.
    1830 days ago
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