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An Excellent Strategy for the Holidays

Thursday, December 20, 2012

I ran across this article today and had to share:

This Holiday Season, Stop the Wrist Slaps and Write-Offs

health.usnews.com/health
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What fantastic insight Dr. Freedhoff has. I'm going to live a life of thoughtful reduction. =)

Merry Christmas, everyone!
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MAGGIE101857 12/22/2012 6:50AM

    Great article - thanks for sharing! I would best most of us have played both roles at some time during our journey!

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ROCKRUNNER404 12/22/2012 2:13AM

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CELIAMINER 12/21/2012 8:03AM

    Good info! I am trying hard to find the right balance that prevents holiday gain but also prevents me from being the Grinch. I set a goal to track *everything* every day in December (so far, so good), and I believe that goal is helping me enjoy holiday foods without total blowout days. I've stayed under my limit more days than not, and the worst day so far was 500 calories over, with other overages in the 50-200 calorie range.

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MJ7DM33 12/20/2012 6:51PM

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MOBYCARP 12/20/2012 3:46PM

    There are many things I can enjoy small portions of, as indulgences, when I plan them into my nutrition for the day. Yesterday I had rather bigger indulgences than I intended, but still managed to come in within range, barely, for the day.

There are a few things I just have to avoid, either because they will trigger a binge or because I'll resent how much other stuff they crowd out of the day. But I figure that's not substantially different from avoiding a traditional holiday food just because I don't like that particular item.

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INTHEGAP 12/20/2012 2:14PM

    Great article ~ I will plan on asking myself the questions he recommends. I have, already, figured out what I can do without and didn't buy it this year. However, there are some goodies, of course. Merry Christmas to you and yours. emoticon

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MZZCHIEF 12/20/2012 12:14PM

    I agree.
I eat a small portion of everything I enjoy that I don't have allergy to.

This way you can indulge and not wind up with a spare tire or martyr complex! LOL

:)
Mzzchief

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LEB0401 12/20/2012 11:49AM

    That was good one! emoticon

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KANOE10 12/20/2012 10:11AM

    Great tips. Thought emoticon ful reduction is the way to go. Both extremes lead to problems. Thanks for sharing.



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MIDROAD 12/20/2012 9:36AM

    Thank you so much for the link. I have always been the all or nothing gal.

Yet more proof middle of the road is where I need to be!

Thanks again!

Jeannie

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