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I never noticed until recently....

Thursday, February 13, 2014

All holidays promote candy in some way shape or form.

I really wondered when I started 2 weeks before Thanksgiving what was I thinking to start a diet 2 weeks before the holiday. But truthfully there is no real good "start date" for dieting.
Every holiday there is candy.
Christmas: Candy canes
Valentines day: Heart shaped boxes ful of candy
Easter: Eggs with candy, marshmellow peeps.

I'm afraid to see what I never paid attention to with Saint Patties day (I only remember wearing green and lots of drinking, which I stopped both years ago).

It is no wonder that January 1st has all those promotions for low calorie foods. It's not just about resolutions but it's mostly one of the few months there is not tons of candy on display.
Once January hits 2 weeks in, I noticed all the gym equipment heading to the back of the store again and the candy and valentine cards hit the shelves.
Part of me want's to blame whomever created all these holiday's and then I realized some is society and what we have come to just expect with each holiday.

I sudder a bit when I think of the movie Walle and wonder will there be a future like that for us one day?

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LINDA! 2/13/2014 11:32PM

    I cannot say that I am always able to avoid holiday goodies. However, since changing my lifestyle, it is much less than usual. For years I have told hubby - no candy ever for Valentine's Day. If I had a box of chocolates, I would attempt to eat all of them. I just have to be sure not to allow anyone to bring them in the house.

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TINASAURUSREX 2/13/2014 9:51PM

    It used to be that these holidays were special because we could feast once a season and really eat all those delicious, luxurious, rich, special foods that we didn't eat throughout the year. The rest of the time we were eating simple, brown breads, homemade cheeses, fresh vegetables, soups and stews, not much meat, very little if any sweets and sugar...a basic and fairly repetitive diet really. That made the feasts all the more exciting and special! It was an event to look forward to!

Now we have made every day a feast day filled with foods that used to be rare and precious, and we have made them less quality than ever before...pumped with fillers, cheap sweeteners, preservatives, more sugar than anything homemade ever had, less satisfying and cheap cheap cheap. If we went back to that idea of keeping our day to day simple, nourishing, satisfying, and natural and saved ourselves for those "feasts" we would be healthier all around, and be able to truly savor and enjoy our special days without having to feel guilty or be gaining weight year round.


Just my $0.02 on the issue :-)

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DRAGONCHILDE 2/13/2014 6:57PM

    St Patty's Day: Chocolate, Peeps, and green anything. But mostly alcohol.

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STORMYWEN 2/13/2014 1:31PM

    Seeing the people in Wall-E looks a lot like what we're doing now already. People walking around staring at the phones, i Pads, tablets, etc. Not interacting with people around them and NOT exercising. I hope we don't end up like those in the movie!

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SIMONEKP 2/13/2014 12:47PM

    You're right, food is ever present so it's up to each person to decide how much of it to eat.

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FANNISHMOM 2/13/2014 9:59AM

    It isn't just candy it is food and drink in general We include food in most of our holidays, religious and hallmark. Saint Patrick's may not have candy, but it has beer. Shrove Tuesday has pancake suppers. Memorial Day and July 4th barbecues. October you have beer and candy between Octoberfest and Halloween. We tend to make times to get together with others into food centered events. I'm trying to get my family to realize there are other ways to celebrate than food.

Good luck!

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