So I survived Christmas in Oregon. We were in Hillsboro for like 11 days. Second day there we both came down with head colds so eating was an issue. I came home 1/2 less then when I went up. But we had a great time with family anyway!
With so much stress and bad/good food around. I try to make sure the bad food is out of the house. Let all family and friends know you are on a diet and request that they bring one cookie to each of your family members and not a whole plate. Don't feel bad for your kids. they will enjoy the treats they get. A big plate of treats looking at you all day is a disaster. If you can keep the junk out of your home than the parties will be your only obstacle. My other trick is to look good. Don't slum around looking bad.Wear some makeup or pretty cloths when at the mall shopping it will give you a boost. I have more will power when I take the effort to look good. I see a woman worth saying no for. Its psychological but it really works. Its a boost that is no calorie.
It seems like getting through Christmas can be an emotional thing for some folks, and that can lead to emotional over eating. If you find yourself raiding the fridge, stop and ask yourself why you are doing so. Do a self check. Am I feeling down right now? What am I thinking about? Did somebody make me feel bad? Stop and assess your mood before you eat. And, remember to eat something healthy before going to the party, that way you will not be so tempted to overeat. Have a great Christmas team!!!!
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