Tuesday, February 12, 2013
With today being Fat Tuesday and this week coming with Valentines day, you may end up with a few overindulgences that you may not normally take in. I don't personally come from an area that is trying to get in all the festivities today with the King Cakes and the alcohol and the foods you won't be able to eat until Easter, but I know some people will be enjoying this day. It's one thing to enjoy a little because it's on your normal indulgence in moderation, but on holidays like these, you may overindulge more than you would on the days you allow yourself a little something.
Then Valentines day will show up, full of chocolates and treats and you may not be able to stop yourself from eating the whole thing.
Fortunately holidays don't show up too often and it's okay to indulge a little. Just don't go so overboard that you'll be feeling it in the morning. Even if it's just a lot of cake, cookies or candy, you'll still be feeling it because it's not part of your normal diet now and your body will fight back when you're done with the binge.
So go out and enjoy the holiday, but remember the reason for the holidays, which is usually family time, no matter what religion (or lack thereof) you come from. As long as you can enjoy yourself you'll be fine. Don't give into temptations if it makes you feel bad, just enjoy the things you'd like to enjoy and don't feel like you need to indulge because everyone else is.
Have fun, but don't go overboard! Know your limits and be safe!